On December 11, 2008, we sent out our first e-bulletin. For me it has been a rewarding labor of love. My thanks go out to all of you: authors, heroes who have submitted to interviews (including Sister Vassa of course), and especially our generous benefactors, sine qua non. The masterpiece displayed at left is the work of nine-year-old Ksenia Psarev. I assure you that the red star has no relation to the USSR, which she knows about only from her history books.