Thinking back, I understand that my best memories of Russia were associated with nature and of walking around alone.
We will need help and we must help each other.
When I was a teenager, I used to have dreams of Russia.
To understand Russia/Belarus/Ukraine you need to appreciate nuances and see the beauty in the absurd and the ugly in the glamorous.
Of course, to derive quality from the healthcare system, one must first have a means to access it.
I didn't fit in at school. I didn't make many close friends. This was not the America I was hoping to be a part of.
So why did we immigrate to America? We didn’t want our children and grandchildren to go through the same humiliations that we did.
Every now and again, when we’d lock ourselves in our parents’ bedroom to jump on the bed like a trampoline, we’d catch glimpses of these heavy, gray leather trunks that promised a world of adventure by their very existence
When I finished my travels in Poland that summer, I made a decision to add a stop to Kiev. It was the city where my parents were born and married, the city I’d been hearing about my whole life, my constant banking security answer to the question, “In which city were you born?”
Ironically, I felt that by the time I was twenty-seven, I experienced everything in that country except prison, pogrom, and retirement.