Morning order: Black coffee for the blogger, fresh water for the birds, kibble for Cowboy. Then, as Putin aims missiles and artillery into Odesa, Mariupol and Kyiv, I watch Zelensky’s video address to Congress and Biden’s televised promise of more arms for Ukraine’s defense. Cowboy looks dejected, still expecting after seven years I might agree …

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I’ve been asking myself what I can do as an individual American to help Ukraine and try to deter the Russian onslaught. One answer for me this morning is to accept higher gasoline prices for the time being and not whine. This is easier for me than most because I am retired. But I’m sure …

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