Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Visit to the Soviet Union V

Part V After a good night’s sleep in spite of the toy bed, I was ready for the first day of business in Byelorussia.   We had breakfast in the hotel where they served a typical European breakfast buffet except there … Continue reading

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justice and greed

I just read a post on Facebook from a college professor who was upset by the huge debts incurred by his students in college.  A quick look at salaries at U of MN shows a part of the problem.  The … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Soviet Union IV

Part IV It was only midafternoon but the bar was full of drinkers, some of them already intoxicated.  I sat down at the table with Boris and asked for one of whatever he was drinking. Boris laughed and said, “I’m … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Soviet Union III

Part 3 I walked into the beautiful hotel building and stopped in my tracks.  The lobby was immense, three stories high and covering the entire front of the large building.  The floor was black and white granite and huge granite pillars … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Soviet Union II

Part 2 Flying in from Warsaw the first unusual thing I noticed is that Minsk is completely surrounded by forest.  There are no broad suburban developments, no visible farm land not even many roads leading in or out of the city.  … Continue reading

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A visit to the Soviet Union

Part one of the story of my visit to Minsk shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union The journey begins Here was an unlimited business opportunity – hundreds of millions of people who previously had no access to western … Continue reading

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The Spinning, Pooping Dog

A very funny story I heard from my sister; She asked me to help and I couldn’t say no!  A neighbor of mine volunteers at the local humane society and she dearly loves all of the animals.  Our community has an … Continue reading

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