At a time of trouble and turmoil
Or maybe just of boredom and routine
John and Marianne said they wanted a change
Away from our ideal California Community. Off the Beaten Path,
So we sold the house
And looked off the Path
We ended up moving to Kyiv, Ukraine. Marianne taught Middle School and I consulted to the local nuclear regulator. But mostly, we learned. Of an ancient country we knew nothing about. The largest wholly in Europe. A society transformed by revolution eighty years ago -- and being re-formed again. A language, Russian, we struggled with both because it's hard for 50-somethings and because we lived in a city where Ukrainian and Russian fight for first place and English remained a distant third.
You are invited to share the "Diaries" we sent back to friends and family.
So, stay tuned, this may never end.
At the beginning.