Commemoration Day in Belarus

This is a national holiday in Belarus.  It is the observance of the 9th day after Orthodox Easter which means it always fall on a Tuesday similar to Fat Tuesday in the United States. It is known as Radunitsa or Radonitsa it is a festival among many Eastern Slavs. Despite it being dependant upon Easter […]

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Interesting Easter Mass

A Catholic Church in a Russian Country heard in the Polish Language my Easter Mass. Today was a very interesting day we went to the catholic church, Church of Saints Simon and Helena also known as the Red Church.  A copy of the shroud of Turin (there are only seven of them in the world) is kept there. Before it was delivered to Minsk, […]

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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 If ? What would you DO?

please play the song as you read gives more meaning. Easter is  upon us, I have been thinking about (my) our homeless and if any of you know me…..I always say Jesus walks amidst us, and I believe he is dressed as a homeless person to see how we will treat him. Matthew 25:35   I […]

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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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