Thanks, John! I can't believe I forgot to mention "killing for cred." Doh!
I spent time in Russia, not exactly like Ukraine, but similar. For me, it was like stepping into a black-and-white world--no vibrant colors, faded and peeling paint, no leaves on the trees (winter), dilapidated buildings and cars, abusive man culture—rough life. But the people I was with were beautiful souls. The government curruption? I hope there is a special place in hell for them.
I can't imagine adding war to that. I couldn't wait to fly home as it was.
I read some of your articles today. Good stuff! Some deep stuff to chew on in there. :-)