Hopefully Spring 2.0 (AKA – warm weather) is finally here as I much prefer it to its earlier, colder version. I’m back to my daily morning walks through my neighborhood and it’s great to see all the colors bursting through the ground again. I’ve also seen several newly painted houses during my walks that have…

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<![CDATA[It was 2:00 am on my first night after moving to Moscow and jet lag had me awake at 5:00 pm Denver time. I was hungry and, luckily, my new employer had stocked my cabinets with all the American essentials they could find in Russia in 1997 – cheddar cheese, crackers, bacon, peanut butter and Chips Ahoy. At…

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