End of an era in Russia. Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
If Putin loses power over this war and the government falls (that’s a Big IF), then the Russian states could go back to being little countries, and McDonalds could go back in. Growing up, we never thought that the Berlin Wall would fall, that Russia would split up, that Japan and Germany would be peaceful countries, that we’d travel to Vietnam on vacation, that most of the African countries would change their names - again, etc. so you’re right. Never say Never.
The surest way to bring Russia to their knees: deny them their Big Macs. I could foresee Putin and his oligarch buddies buying up the restaurants and using the profits to finance this war. Let's hope not.
I went to a Human Library here in San Diego several years ago. It was unforgettable. A not-to-be-missed experience and the opportunity to just talk with people about what they know, what they’ve lived -- that kind of face-to-face contact is vanishing from our culture. I’m so glad to hear about this one. Thank you.
I loved your 7th thing; as in your Seven Other Things. I guess that made me a scary mommy back in the early ‘80s then. I pulled that only a couple of times. My son got the hint rather quickly.
Almost makes me want to eat under one of the American arches again.