Hello, my name is Dmitri.  Military officer, sober alcoholic, single workaholic, engineering Ph.D. candidate, tattooed biker & romantic.  This blog is about my quest for meaning as I pass through this life.  It will cover everything from frustrations and failures, efforts on self-improvement, relationships, spirituality and many other things.  This blog is born out of our need for catharsis while being forced to maintain an illusion of perfection during so much of our lives.  Hope to help someone along the way.


The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven

Paradise Lost, Book 1 254-255