Happy Thanksgiving. This year’s holiday is more normal than last year’s, before the Covid vaccines had arrived. But it still is unusual for many families, involving some combination of antigen tests, outdoor meals (where the weather allows) and underlying anxiety. With that mind, my colleagues and I put together aContinue Reading

SHIPKA, Bulgaria — A week after Russia invaded Ukraine, Moscow’s ambassador to Bulgaria climbed a snowy mountain pass to honor czarist-era Russian soldiers who died there fighting for Bulgarian independence in the 19th century. Present day concerns, however, quickly eclipsed the ambassador’s effort to remind Bulgaria of the debt itContinue Reading