“Have you been able to turn it [the war] off in your mind?”

One of my readers asked, in response to one of my very light-hearted stories. No link to the story — so light-hearted it was. Light-hearted in a bad way. I don’t think the question intended to make me feel guilty but it did. I didn’t pull my hair but I asked myself — all that shock, anger, and pain about Russia’s aggression — is it gone indeed?


My Mom keeps sending dozens of messages every day. “It’s impossible to watch,” she writes forwarding me another video of Ukraine’s suffering. A child dead, a…



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Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day.