Kiev or Kyiv, or Kiev and Kyiv

Diplomacy, Home Posts

Sometimes, we try to make everybody happy, hoping to use Solomonic wisdom to find a ‘fair middle,’ but at the risk of making everyone unhappy. Sadly, moderation is not the virtue it used...

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Africa / Central African Republic


I almost cannot recall not being fascinated by the great continent of Africa. My first exposure was to Niger when I was 8 years old, and ever since I have wanted to be a part of African renaissance...

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Youth Without Age and Life Without Death

Books and Literature

Once upon a time something happened whose like never occurred before—if it had not happened it would not be told—since the flea had one foot shod with ninety-nine pounds of iron and jumped into...

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