Related: Choose your name.
This is a really good introduction to the basic principles of Al-Anon.
“You can’t change people, you can change only the way you respond to them.
“So, the point … is to learn to let go of the impulse to control people and let go of the belief that you can fix a problem by changing someone else’s behavior.”
IOW, as per a slogan used in both Al-Anon and AA, “Keep the focus on you.” If you manage yourself adequately, your life can proceed calmly even in the midst of vast turmoil.
Russian aid convoy enters eastern Ukraine; Kiev official denounces ‘invasion’
In short, this does seem to me to constitute an invasion. And it has seemed to me for weeks that Russia is seeking a pretext for a military invasion. Previous news reports and accompanying photographs have indicated that the trucks are, in fact, practically empty.
The article includes a good summary of the whole history of the affair.
Russian trucks leave Ukraine as Merkel arrives for talks aimed at easing tensions
I am skeptical of the notion that the trucks picked up munitions in Ukraine and took them back to Russia. I am also surprised at lack of mention of the fact that the trucks brought in practically nothing.
(Originally posted 2014-08-25.)