Sunday, September 7, 2014

Headed Home Monday

Monday at 3:30 pm I get on a plane to go home to my wife and to share whatever fate awaits my country.  My 90 days of exile have been completed and I should be able to reenter the country as a Canadian tourist without a visa.  However one should never underestimate the intelligence of immigration officials of any country.  If all goes well I will be at the house by Tuesday at 11:00 pm Ukraine time or 2:00 pm Saskatchewan time.

I have one hour between planes in Amsterdam so everything better go according to schedule, including my bag transfer.  Worked for Tanya but my luck hasn't been that good this trip. Murphy may not have organized it but certainly has a hand in implementation.

Tanya and I enjoyed visits with so many people while she was here with me and I was fortunate enough to visit many more after.  Our sincere thanks to all who fed and watered us or provided a bed.  Our home is your home should you come to visit us.  At least it is our home until Putin takes it...

I started to read the news of Ukraine today and it was just too sad, so I quit. There is one link that is worth reading -

Ukraine: The left turn right through the looking glass

It explains how members of the left are so anti-American that they can excuse the same or worse imperialistic conduct on the part of Russia and China simply because "the enemy of my enemy is my friend".  The extreme right (including some Americans) supporting Russia I can understand but the left?  Leaves me very disillusioned. And everyone who repeats the Kremlin lies strengthens totalitarianism and weakens liberal democracy.


  1. Hope you have a safe trip home.

  2. Have a safe trip and please keep us posted on how you are doing.

  3. I hope all goes well for you (and your adopted country). Why does sanity so rarely prevail in affairs of state!

  4. Safe journey; and I hope there's safety for you and your family at the other end as well.

    1. Thanks everyone. Arrived home last night (Tues) at 11:00 pm. After 1/4 year away, it was good to wake up in my own bed beside Tanya. She went home July 20 and the intervening time was the longest I have been away from her


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