Hi again, from the shores of the Salish Sea. Well, for the first time since 1926, Seattle will have a woman mayor. In a field which included a former city chief executive and more men than women, the top three finishers were female. Two of them will face one another in November.
The media’s making a big deal out of this but the fact is that despite the 91-year historical gap, women in government, elected and appointed, are hardly new here and they’re all around. They include a police chief, two governors, most of our Congressional delegation, a reckonable number of state legislators and community leaders at all levels all over the state of Washington.
I think I finally figured out something about Donald Trump and his rather acute fondness for Tweeting. What’s embarrassing for me about this is that I do the same thing. He thinks out loud and so do I.
Both of us sometimes do it in front of people and while mine tends to be a way of exorcising demons, his is targeted for effect. Even though with both of us, it can be a running monologue, mine means less than Shakespeare’s sound and fury. His impacts every human being on the planet.
I’m glad that finally dawned on me and so are the people I live with. It has been a lot quieter around my house as a result.
And on that note, gang, have a great week and thanks for the ear.
Again as another aspect of cultural life of Ukraine I find very interesting is the 10th annual theatrical festival Moloko, which is “milk” in English. It is held August 1 – 5 in Odessa, on the Black Sea, which is also known as “the south pearl of Ukraine.”
It features 25 of the most prominent and thought provoking performances from the whole Ukraine with a few foreign guests like the Tbilisi, Georgia troupe. Some of them are presented in the open air.
According to festival founder Mikhail Zhuravel, the main goal of the festival is to contribute to the development of a modern theater in Ukraine.
The winner of the festival traditionally receives a cash prize. Also MOLOKO organizers will provide the theater-winner with professional PR-support.
As you know, Mishka, I participated in amateur theater so for me it’s quite a resonating experience. My vote is for Kharkiv troupe with their mistic play “The Egg”.
Despite of the hot weather of Odessa, it seems both the spectators and actors enjoyed communication with each other and of course in free time on the golden beaches of the city.
That’s it for this week, Mishka. Stay cool. Olya
Olya Bereza, 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. For comments on this please go here.
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