So I joined LinkedIn. What that means is I go through the listings , the profiles of people, comparing my life to other people I have known in my life .

This is toxic for me. Not that I will drink or use, but that I will somehow decide that by not playing The Comparison Game, I am admitting I am a failure.

So now I am watching the Sacred Liturgy from Ekaterinberg. The priests, deacons and choristers are praying and chanting, as they have done for centuries. They remain. Stalin is gone. Brezhnev is gone.