Friends, today I bring you another very special treat: a guest essay by our very own Jack Stengel. Jack is well known in these parts as the Bard of the Southern Tier. He's articulate, his knowledge base is encyclopedic, and his adamantine conservative convictions put us all to shame. Let's see what he has to say about the current brouhaha over an impending (?) Russian invasion of Ukraine... See if you agree with his POV.