A Passion Reawakened

It has been almost two years since I last wrote in this blog.  Looking at my post list in the dashboard I see that I had a draft entitled “The First Week of the Trump Presidency” but never published and I did not read what I had written.  How much the world has changed for […]

Santa Claus, Ded Moroz, Christianity and the Solstice

It is 2:48 AM on December 24th – the morning of Christmas Eve.  To mark the cultural and religious highlight of the entire year across the Western world I thought I should post something about the holiday. My focus is the mythical figure known as Santa Claus in the West, Ded Moroz in the East, […]