I am not sure you'll be here to see this, but happy anniversary. Last year today you came here to start life again, away from home, and have come very far with the year you have been here. You have learned much of the language, gotten help with some very difficult issues, and continue to mature in all parts of your life. I am very proud of you brother.

Molodets, bolshoye!

Avatar photo in memory of my younger brother Makar.

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."~~~Martin Luther King Jr., 1963