The Magazine With Heart
Pacem, Libertatem, Justitiam
May 7, 2017 Vol. 9 No. 36









Hi again, from the shores of the Salish Sea. We make maybe too much fun of America’s president so to balance the scales ~ and the coverage ~ we also need to admit that while we are not Trump people, there is another way of looking at how he is behaving.

When he was running for office, he told his various prospective constituencies that he’d do things for them. In campaign language, “do” equals “try my gosh darned to do.” He gave it the old Trump U try on Immigration and got told, “Nope” by other “powers that are.” So he went like, “Okay. I tried. Time to move on to the next promise.”

Next was replacing the Affordable Care Act. We know how that worked out for him. And NAFTA after that. If this pattern continues, he might just emerge as “the Great Compromiser”. It would certainly be consistent with my idea of consensus building and it would not be inconsistent with his professional business style.

If it is true that our species ~ like all the others on this planet ~ is continuing to evolve, it stands to reason so are our social institutions. According to Sir Charles Darwin, survival belongs to the most adaptable.

I do not approve of Mr. Trump as a human being and he could not buy a place at my table. But if it turns out that he can do the job for which he campaigned and won, I will not oppose him just because he is a Republican and also very rude.

And on that note, then, folks? Have a great week, gang, and thanks for the ear.

Rusty Miller

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As you see on the picture despite morning hours there are many people on the central streets of Lviv. Photo by Olya Bereza.  


Hello Rusty:

This time, I am coming to you from Lviv, West Ukraine. It is the season of holidays here starting on May 1, our Labour Day, and continuing to 9th of May, Victory Day, a commemoration of the end of the Second World War.

The national cheerful mood is underscored by ads for the annual Eurovision song contest to be held in Kiev in few days. Lviv is the western-most point on the European tourists’ route to Kiev to participate in the event. On the streets there is an interesting mix of nations: Japanese, Turkish, and German. You can hear Arabic “As-salāmu ʿalaykum”, Polish “Dziękuję” and, of course, English, representing quite a few Americans, too.

Ukrainians enjoy hosting Eurovision and this is one of the best qualities of the nation – to be very welcoming to foreigners. This video was prepared by one of the local channels to show greet the guests and tell more about country

I should also mention that the other major event that Ukrainians watched this past week was the WBA boxing match, Joshua vs. Klitschko, on the 29th of April for the title of Heavyweight Super Champion. Even though Klitschko lost ~ which could be the end of his career~ he did his best and this spectacular match did not left anyone in doubt of good professionalism of both boxers.

That’s all for this week, Mishka. Peace be upon you.

Olya Четверг, 9 марта 2017, 13:55 +02:00 от For comments on this please go here.


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Merritt Scott (Rusty) Miller and Olya Bereza, editors.

Rusty is an author, editor, writer and photojournalist in Seattle, Washington.

Olya, who was born in the Soviet Union, now lives in Ukraine and is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian. She is a degreed psychologist with a background in international marketing and personnel management.

The Northstar Journal reaches readers in 22 countries. As demographically diverse as they are, they have in common a sincere and extremely proactive desire to help make our world a better place. We are both proud and honored to serve them as a resource in that regard.

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Until next week, take care, stay well and God Bless. RM/OB

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MERRITT SCOTT MILLER Bio Wrath of the Testament Author and Northstar Journal editor Merritt Scott (Rusty) Miller is a former newspaper reporter who has published extensively in the Pacific Northwest and several times nationally. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he began his career in the alternative media of the mid-Seventies. His own Sacramento-based monthly ~ Rapline ~ drew praise from Sacramento BEE metro columnist Herb Michelson in a column published that that newspaper; and from Berkeley Film Quarterly editor and author of the bestsellers Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging, Ernest Callenbach. A Northern California native with roots in British Columbia, Mr. Miller has written for several Northwest community newspapers, United Press International, the daily Portland Oregonian and for such Seattle publications as the Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Press and the University Herald. As an investigative reporter for the McMinnville, Oregon News-Register ~ and in conjunction with CBS News in New York, Washington, DC and Flagstaff, Arizona ~ Mr. Miller localized a story of alleged Contra gun-running by an international air freight company headquartered in that Willamette Valley community. During the 1987 Angel Complex Fire in southern Oregon, Mr. Miller worked as the lead dispatcher for the U.S. Forest Service and covered the disaster for National Public Radio and as a special writer for the Portland, Oregonian. His 1988 series on child abuse for a rural weekly earned him praise from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. In his career as a journalist, Mr. Miller has interviewed a Nobel peace laureate; an internationally renowned abstract artist; a popular folksinger and various Pacific Northwest elected officials, include a state treasurer and governor. An accomplished travel book writer, Mr. Miller has penned demographic and feature copy for the “Best Choices” series on Eastern Washington, British Columbia, Virginia, South Carolina and Atlanta. As either a contract or staff publicist, he has served a host of clients including the Olympia Music Festival, Umpqua Valley Community Hospital, the City of Canyonville, the Tiller Ranger District, The English School, the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners, Yamhill County Assessor Kim Worrell and Workers of Oregon Development. His freelance publications include: United Press International, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Portland Oregonian, Forest World, American Trucking, Trucks, Oregon Adventures, Oregon Education, Old Oregon, The Entertainer, the Seattle Press, the San Juan Island Sounder, Northwest Passage, Northwest Connection, Seattle Source, Seattle Forum, the University of Colorado’s Writers Forum, Clouds, The long Beach Literary Journal and the Pacific Media Group. He has worked since the age of 13 and has been a hop harvester, professional musician, civil servant, forester, convenience market clerk, lumber mill worker, temporary word processor, technical writer and editor. He has also led a social services research and development team and has six years of radio and telephone communications experience. His interests include astronomy, aviation, camping, Canada, communications, conversation, cooking, dancing, economic development, education, environmentalism, exploration, film/DVDs, fine dining, government, green technology, health. History, human rights, International community, Internet media, law, literature, marine engineering & design, medicine, music, nature, networking, outdoors, pets, photography, romance, science, sexuality, technology, travel, water, wildlife His honors and awards include: Letter of Appreciation - Amnesty International; US Senator Patti Murray Letter of Appreciation for The Northstar Journal Blog; Editors Choice, International Library of Poetry; Congressman Edward Murray Letter of Appreciation; Congressman Frank Chopp Letter of Appreciation; Hersch Best Read on the Net Award for The Northstar Journal; President Bill Clinton Letter of Appreciation; Workers Of Oregon Development Certificate of Appreciation; City of Canyonville Police Department Certificate of Appreciation; City of Canyonville Mayor’s Office Certificate of Appreciation; California Supreme Court Justice Rose Bird Letter of Appreciation; Northwest Magazine Editorial Board Letter of Appreciation for Rain; Editorial Award, Society of Professional Journalists; Sacramento Bee Metro Column; Honor Roll: California State University Long Beach; Deans List: Long Beach City; Mr. Miller currently resides in Seattle, Washington, where he continues to edit and publish The Northstar Journal. He is working on two novels concurrently and a sequel to Wrath of the Testament.
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