I am a native of Russia, but – life takes us to different places – call Berkeley (California) my home. Sociologist of religion by occupation (Google me or look at my website http://www.orthodoxreality.org), “perpetual traveler” by nature, and firm believer that life is good.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference