Springy Clean Greetings!

Last week, I finally arrived back in Bend. Not complaining, but there’s just too much to do now, making it a challenge to process the remaining photos from the recent travels and then make galleries. The good news is that it’s an easier task than trying to ride two horses at the same time.

There’s been some success with this spring-cleaning project! Here’s a link to the first of four galleries from my visit to Armenia:


Somewhat similar to the ever-changing climate, geopolitical borders also have a long history of change. This includes the borders of what is now Armenia. While wondering how the borders of Armenia have changed over the years, I happened upon a video which shows the major changes of borders in all of Europe during the past 1000 years. There are some errors and the synchronization of the time is a little bit off, which becomes clear towards the end of the video, but you might find the overall presentation to be as interesting as I did, especially given that we sometimes tend to think of such things as being permanently fixed. I had to slow down the video speed to 0.5 to be able to take it all in. Here’s the link:


In this ever-changing and sometimes turbulent life, my wish for all is of inner peace.


God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed; Give me courage to change things which must be changed; And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.