Iranian-made, or: From Russia with love

A 'Septolet' The port city of Odesa is hit by Iranian-made drones. Russia denies targeting civilians. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

President, or: Pope

A 'Septolet' President Xi withholds public support for Putinโ€™s war. Pope Francis supports providing Ukraine weaponry. Septolet? The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

An insight into the Russian public

My wife's entire family lives in Russia, as do some of her friends and acquaintances. Also, she has friends and coworkers in Ukraine, which she travels to for work on a fairly regular basis. Today, I was speaking to her about a Russian woman we know who has been brainwashed by Putin's media machine for… Continue reading An insight into the Russian public

Safe, or: Warzone?

A rondelet Israelis ~ Most of us ain't Messianic. Israelis ~ Don't buy the hype from your tellies. Though the strife may seem volcanic ~ Life here's quite peaceful ~ don't panic! Israelis. P.S. This post was scheduled in advance because I am offline for two days (between sunset on Monday and sunset on Wednesday)… Continue reading Safe, or: Warzone?

Finally, Israel has a new government

Seeds of hope The Skeptic's Kaddish was never intended as a politics blog, and despite the political turmoil of the last two years (which I won't get into right now), I hadn't written anything about Israel's political scene until very, very recently... The endless political limbo brought about by endless megalomania and endless corruption seemed… Continue reading Finally, Israel has a new government