Peter the Great Haiku #3

If traveling through West incognito, don't be Two-meter giant. Peter the Great was born 346 years ago today and then proceeded to provide me with an endless amount of material. Some of this material comes from his Grand Embassy, where he traveled for 18 months around Europe with a whole mess of people to learn … Continue reading Peter the Great Haiku #3

Nicholas and Alexandra Haiku

True love, good intent. Can they save autocracy? Say Bolsheviks, 'nyet.' They really aren't adequate replacements for basic competence at your job. And when your job is autocrat, the consequences of being shitty at it are a little more serious than 'fired without a reference.' Seriously. Pretty much every action they took from their wedding … Continue reading Nicholas and Alexandra Haiku