Easter Week…..all Week for Us

It started Good Friday and will end April 8th with the Orthodox Christians Easter. Irina and I went into the center of Minsk where a vast majority of Churches of all religions reside, we prayed at her Orthodox Christian Church “Holy Spirit Cathedral” It is the central cathedral of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, the cathedral […]

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Leader of the Band

To get full affect click on sokman site and song will play as you read…thank you Today I felt like the Leader of the Band there were blue skies, sunshine, no wind just a gorgeous day in Minsk.  As I peered out our bedroom window I could see that the winter had taken its toll […]

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

  As I took my walk today, I strolled down memory lane.  I was brought back to a time in my life when all you had to do was enjoy what was in front of you.  Arlington Heights 1960 St. James School 1st grade, Len & Irene’s candy store, 924 N. Kasper Avenue, childhood house, […]

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What is Minimalism?

   A ROAD LESS TRAVELED BY CHOICE When I talk about minimalism people immediately point out the things that I own and that I have tons of stuff.  I try to explain to them that minimalism to me is not living in extreme poverty or without things it’s about living cognizant, making intelligent choices about […]

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Extrication of Homeless is Universal

Please, since you’re investing in a few minutes to read this blog, I’d appreciate that you give this songs it’s due to for our homeless. The Holy Spirit Cathedral, in the center if the capital city of Minsk, Belarus is dedicated to the Holy Spirit. It is the central cathedral of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. […]

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Day 26 Belarus, it’s only money

    Day 26 with 5 days to go before I will have to leave the love of my life once again because of governmental bureaucracy we are strapped with heartache and sadness.   We received a 1 month extension to fill out the paperwork and get our interviews for my temporary residence.   While they had […]

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Heart Break

As we sit in a puddle of salt water, the both of us crying as Irina had to say goodbye to her daughter and granddaughter today they are off to Moscow again and it will be months before we see them again it brings me back to my own longing for my kids and how […]

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Veterans Day in Belarus

It was an interesting day being in another country and wishing I was home celebrating our service men and women who are spread out all over the world in places I know about and I am sure places I have know idea where they are at but just the same my heart, thoughts, and prayers […]

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