Someone I Met from Kazakhstan in Los Angeles.


A hoodie with the University of California, Lo...

A hoodie with the University of California, Los Angeles trademark. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For a while, I belonged to a Sister City Group between Tucson and the Kazakh city of Almaty.  My cat Yerbie is named after a young man from Kazakhstan.

When I attended the conference in L.A. where I met Zamir, he introduced me to a young lady who is an ethnic Pole, who grew up in Almaty.  She has a scholarship to study acting at Santa Monica College, down the road from UCLA.

When the film Touch Line was screened about the crippled Chechen and Russian soccer players, she came up with the ultimate line about war.  I am paraphrasing here, she said I always thought war was senseless, but this movie shows it on the screen.  These were men, who fought each other and were now playing on the same team and had no animosity toward each other.  They saw that as war and it was over.

Another beautiful nice intelligent person.  It was an honor to meet her.

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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