I've set up this blog to make a few observations on the continuing crisis in Ukraine. These developed out of comments I posted at the Russian Dilettante's Winterings under the name JCass. Somehow I've ended up with yet another pseudonym for this blog, Terry Lennox (a pseudonymous character in Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye). No matter. It's been ten years since I last blogged about politics and many of my opinions have changed since then. I'm not sure I want to return to blogging full-time, but we'll see.