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I Really Count!

Posted by admin in July 9th, 2009 | no comment 
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I count. No, I don’t mean it in that “I’m okay, you’re okay” sort of way. I mean…I literally count things—objects. I count our silverware, dishtowels, Daryl’s undies after I’ve folded them and before I put them away. I count washcloths, drinking glasses and stairs. (There was that one time though last year that I […]

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Part 8 Final Story of the TSR Saga: Aaaaaat Last…My Love Has Come Along

Posted by admin in July 5th, 2009 | no comment 
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Okay, I know that song is about a lover not a city, but when you’ve dreamed of a place for a very long time, hoped and prayed and longed for it as much as I had Moscow, you gotta know it was a thrill to finally be in that city! We rolled in early morning, […]

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Part 7 of the TSR Saga: Surprised By Prayer

Posted by admin in July 2nd, 2009 | 2 comments 
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The Trans-Siberian Railroad runs east and west/west and east across Russia. It’s the longest railroad in the world. It starts in Beijing or in Moscow—depending on which way you’re heading. It’s been running full steam (sorry) since 1916. Depending on who you talk to it takes anywhere from eight to twelve days to go from […]

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Part 6 of the TSR Saga: The Brit, the General and Me

Posted by admin in July 1st, 2009 | 3 comments 
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The Trans-Siberian Railroad offers adventuresome travelers two types of trains: a Chinese train and a Russian train. Word on the street was that the Chinese train was cleaner than the Russian. Really? ‘Cause the Chinese trains were pretty bad back-in-the-day. I couldn’t even imagine what the Soviet trains would be like if they were worse […]

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Part V – Back in the US, Back in the US, Back in the USSR!

Posted by admin in June 29th, 2009 | 6 comments 
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Trans-Siberian. Trans-Siberian. Trans-Siberian. I’ve never been diagnosed “officially” but I’m pretty certain I’m a bit OCD! Once I get my mind stuck on something, I really have a tough time changing focus. Even with that crazy dangerous Chernobyl nuclear stuff, I still wanted to go across the USSR by train. News was usually hard to […]

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Part IV – Moscow: April 27, 1986

Posted by admin in June 23rd, 2009 | 1 comment 
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Saturday night, my last night in Helsinki, I was packing and repacking and trying to sort through all my junk when Marianne brought me one ton of Finnish chocolate bars. Yes. Exactly one ton. Please note here that Finnish chocolate is ooohhh so delicious and I truly love it! But where was I going to […]

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Part II – Are You Sure You Want to Fly Aeroflot?

Posted by admin in June 21st, 2009 | 1 comment 
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Monday morning I woke bright and early relieved that the bunk bed had not collapsed crushing the small child beneath me. That my friend was a great way to start the day. Marianne and Aimo were in the kitchen having coffee and breakfast before Aimo headed in to the Foreign Affairs Office where he worked. […]

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Part I – No Tickets, No Visa, No Service

Posted by admin in June 20th, 2009 | 4 comments 
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Long, long ago in a land far, far away there was an old-maid missionary, uh, well, maiden who thought she heard God’s voice and attempted to follow that voice wherever she thought it was leading her. Her handy hearing-God’s-voice-manual came from a beautiful Kingdom Princess named Corrie ten Boom. The poor old-maid-missionary maiden (is that […]

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Blessings

Posted by admin in June 17th, 2009 | 1 comment 
Published in Blessings, faith

Tony Blair once said that he measures a country by how many people are trying to get out and how many people are trying to get in. In some cases in the US he could have accurately said, how many people are dying to get in. The US is still drawing tens of thousands of […]

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No Limitations Nor Restrictions Apply

Posted by admin in June 13th, 2009 | 2 comments 
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A woman was recovering from heart surgery when the Lord appeared by her bedside. “Lord, are you here to take me home?” she asked. (Stop me if you’ve heard this one!) “No,” the Lord replied. “You’ve got 30 more years here on earth.” Well, knowing that , the woman thought while she was in the […]

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