Focus on International Relations: On Russia’s Alleged Motives for Its ‘Special Military Operation’ in Ukraine


Russia Claims NATO is to Blame for Ukraine War On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Russian forces invaded its neighbor to the west, Ukraine from positions in Russia, Belarus, and parts of eastern Ukraine – including the Donbas, Luhansk, and the annexed-by-Russia Crimean Peninsula. The result: the largest armed conflict in Europe since 1945, which hasContinue reading “Focus on International Relations: On Russia’s Alleged Motives for Its ‘Special Military Operation’ in Ukraine”

On the Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Forces Hand the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Site Back to Ukraine After Troops are Exposed to Deadly Radiation


Yesterday, April 1, was April Fool’s Day, but one of the few news items I saw online about the Russian invasion of Ukraine was no laughing matter. Since Vladimir Putin sent the Russian armed forces across its western border with Ukraine on February 22 on what he euphemistically calls a “special military operation,” the 1,000Continue reading “On the Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Forces Hand the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Site Back to Ukraine After Troops are Exposed to Deadly Radiation”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 14, 2022, or: Closely Watched Packages…and Other Monday Thoughts


This morning I woke up twice. The first time was at shortly before 4:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time, and as is becoming routine, it was to “answer the call of nature.” When my bladder started calling for attention, I half-opened my eyes, saw that it was still dark, and blearily padded over to the bathroom.Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 14, 2022, or: Closely Watched Packages…and Other Monday Thoughts”