The evolving crisis in Russia and the Ukraine is another painful reminder of the instability of our world. Sandwiched between Europe and Russia, the Ukraine has been torn between two ideologies, plunged into chaos by competing egos. I fear the situation will get worse before it gets better. And we in the West will find ourselves once again at odds with our alter superego.
Many years ago, during a more stable time, I was an exchange student in Denmark and had an opportunity to spend a week in Russia. The people were wonderful and I remember sneaking away from my study group and buying tickets on the black market to see the Bolshoi Ballet. I was alone and mesmerized by the amazing display of physical talent of the dancers. I also remember George Shultz, the U.S. Secretary of State at the time, sitting two rows in front of me. What an experience!
Moscow is now a very different place and I hope the tensions with the Ukraine find peaceful resolution.