In April of 1998 my brothers (two of them: Tim and Leonard, sans one: Fred) and I made a trip to Russia to visit my parents who had moved back for a time to start a church in my Dad’s hometown, Mikhaylovka. Mikhaylovka is a few hours outside of Rostov on Don, just off the Black Sea.
My mom died in 2013 (coming up on the three year anniversary) and my dad is pining to join her. So I decided to launch a project to keep him and me busy until that happens. Starting next week, September 13, I will be launching a series of blog posts and a podcast featuring interviews with my father about heritage and immigration. The focus will be the story, but the periphery may range from politics to ethics to theology – whatever might interest me. Hopefully it will interest you – stay tuned for “The Immigrant Song.”