Dear Reader, I hope you enjoy this article. -Vitaliy If you love it, share it with your friends, enemies, and perfect strangers. (they can subscribe here). In August we are raising money for Tikva Children Home (Odessa), a charity that helps Jewish Ukrainian orphans and war refugees in the wonderful city that has recently been bombed by Russia. So far with your help we have raised $9500.
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You are such an engaging writer. I cannot reply about your frightening time at the pool, as it is too much to bear. As a Texan, I must reply to your Cliburn piece: 1. " When Cliburn was six, his father, who worked in the oil industry, moved the family to Kilgore, Texas." (wiki) We in East Texas were very much aware of this. 2. Great job of describing the Russian prejudices of the time.