I just wanted to let you know that I am sorry for being unable to work on the blog for the past week. The trip to bury my mother has turned out to be even harder than I feared. I am leaving tomorrow morning and, God willing, I should be back home on Wednesday. A huge thank you to Scott and Herb for holding the fort in my absence!
I did follow the events as best I could, including the act of war of Turkey against Russia, and I promise you an analysis as soon as possible.
In the meanwhile, please forgive me my absence and be patient for a few more days, okay?
Hugs to all,
Completely understandable. Have a safe trip back and I cannot wait to hear what you have to say about the SU-24 incident.
absolutely no need to ask for forgiveness.
I have only just finished dealing with my dad’s tax situation of more than a year ago——-sighs
Will be great to see your analysis.
What is there to forgive?
No need to aplogise … A man who does not hurt in a way or another when his mother dies would be fit for enlisting in Daesh-Isis…
I join my condolences to those of the many who do not write, but express in words that they share your gieving.
Beside, I thank you for your very tough and interesting views… Some kind of fresh water in an arid degraded mediasphere
From your deep well of sorrow, new energy will soon emerge.
Have only recently ‘discovered’ your website ; incredibly interesting and informative !
My deepest sympathy for your tragic loss ; I lost both parents six-years ago within 24-hours of each other .
Am still reeling from that one !
Good luck , and looking forward to your latest comments on the current global crisis .
Saker, take all the time you need: we wait you.
Something else to ponder: http://southfront.org/transnistria-an-unrecognised-republic-is-turning-into-a-european-time-bomb/
Take care and have a safe trip.
Don’t neglect taking a little recovery and readjustment time when you get back. You’ll at least need a day to do absolutely nothing but relax before getting reoriented.
Dear The Saker,
How silly to apologise for your absence.
We only hope you are coping – you and your family.
Please look after yourself.
Hugs to you and yours too.
PS. I get the feeling ( despite being not very ‘transcendent’ myself :) – your mother is spiritually embedding herself in this blog.
She might have been uneasy at your ‘ unorthodox’ concern with truth to power in life :) . but the Wheels of Time turn in ways unknown, yet in another dimension make some kind of sense..:)
Lookin forwarded to getting your book soon.
Please don’t apologize to us. It is we that should apologize to you. The tragedy of your loss is far more important than our “want” to have you post an analysis for “us”. Please take all the time you need for yourself. We will still be here,and can wait for “you”.
Again, Saker: no hurries. Look after your family first. We’ll still be here.
Indonesians (well, at least Javanese) a hold a number of slametans (community rituals) at intervals after death with the last held 1,000 days after the death. I found that it took about 3 years for the emotional impacts of my mother’s death (which involved Health system negligence) to fade into the normal background. I’m 5 years away now. Best realize a sensitive soul like yourself, Saker, has a 1,000-day journey to find personal equilibrium — and that is the way it is meant to be, it seems. Ok, for those of a non-spiritual nature it may simply indicate the length of time for various deep neural networkings and psychology to re-adjust to the physical loss of a loved one, but non-the-less it is real for the individual involved — and in a more normalized society, for the community as well.
For Orthodox Christians is seven years.
Saker you have a brain and you have an even bigger heart and soul.
Following the loss of your loved mother, you have let you soul speak out as a man of your stature will always do.
When you are ready, we will welcome you back with warm feelings.
Safe trip, Saker, God be with you and your family in the journey.
Thanks for the note
I bought your book and I’m reading it daily. What a treasure!
You are with me every evening. My deepest respect. and sympathy.
No need to be sorry. When dealing with emotions (as in having lost a loved one), TIME is NEVER an option. Grieve is something you should not put away.
So, take your time before you return “to work”. We are patient end won’t leave :-))
Take care and stay well.
Oops, should have been “We are patient AND won’t leave” -))
There is no need to ask for forgiveness. Take care of your family and your selves.
Patiently waiting for your return.
looking for your analysis. Out of innumerable blogs, yours is my favorite.
Dear Saker, there is nothing to forgive. Take ALL the time you need. Your life – and emotional needs – must be your top priority (you once gave me this advice). Come back to us when you are ready. We will be waiting. Hugs to you and yours.
Don’t worry Saker, no apologies needed.
Take care of your family, and thanks for your great work and your humanity.
Hugs from Stef
love to you and yours
Be safe !
Family always comes first.
Safe trip and we will all be here when you return.
Saker! Glad to hear about you!
No worries about us, take your time.
We remain here well provided by Herb, Scott, Auslander and all the contributors.
Wishing to hear your opinion!
Take care of you and have a safe trip.
I cannot imagine what you’re going through — a Mother your link to the world.
No need to apologize. I look forward to your return, and your excellent analysis, when you are ready. In the meantime, have a safe trip home.
you do not need to apologize in your situation.
Have a safe travel! All the Best,
S T R E N G T H
Give yourself some time to grieve for your loss …. have a safe and peaceful return trip …. God bless …..
No need to apologize Saker, be with your family and bury your mother. May she rest in peace and may God be with you and your family!
may god bless you and your mother.
please rest, and we all wait for your analysis on all those grave events.
For your loved mother, may be rest in peace, and for all mothers in the world:
“La Mamma” by Charles Aznavour:
Another beautiful version by Isabelle Boulay:
Welcome back, Saker, and may your mother’s memory be eternal. Mnogaya Leta!
all the best mate – sorry for your loss; losing a parent is v hard. still remember when my Dad went
take care – to you and to family
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep up the good work and I can’t wait to hear what you have to say on this Turkey geopolitical fiasco.
Much support to you and your family, Saker. Memory eternal to your mother.
Thanks for all you do here.
Here is a very beautiful rendition of a great American river chantey to help get you through this difficult time and give peace to your journey. You will love the guitar work.
Dear Saker, I’m surprised your still in USA…I was thinking about you travelling over the border…I guess going out will be easy…coming back in…good luck…
Very hard to lose your Mother, but take care.
My condolences! Your news hit me very hard too. About all that’s left of my family now is me and my mother. Please take care!