[LMB] Points that simmer to the surface....

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Mon May 14 21:54:54 BST 2018

Part of his connection with Tej. Both families wanted a different mindset and ambition from their children than the children had. 
I think Ivan spotted it first, “Maybe you just wanted to dance.” For her sisters, dancing was (and only could be) a means to an end not something to do for its own enjoyment. 
I wonder who put down her love of languages as not practical because of earbuds. Earbuds are not always practical (see DI) and even the most accurate translation will not include the cultural assumptions that go with it. 
To my mind, a culture doesn’t cross languages. Countries with multiple languages have multiple cultures.
Ivan may not be a tactical or strategic genius but he does excel at logistics. 

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> On May 14, 2018, at 5:57 AM, Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Not to excuse, but to explain: the whole family have a firm policy --
> a mindset -- of "give it your all".  Ivan hasn't been living up to
> his potential.  And in his younger days, at least, it was clear that
> Ivan wasn't even thinking through details very well, even allowing
> for a desire on his part to avoid taking actions that might expose
> him to trouble.  And his treatment of women was somewhat questionable
> (to be polite); consider Elena Bothari's "me too" moment.
> Joel
> --

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