The protests in Minsk have been in the news but who is paying any attention what with the Corona virus, the Democratic convention, Trump’s antics, the heat wave, and other items are grabbing the headlines and dominating the news, in the U.S. at least. But Minsk captures my eye and my thoughts turn to my friend Florence in Dublin whose son married a girl from Minsk. My friend has visited Minsk, met the parents, etc. And I wonder how that young woman in Dublin feels about the news from Minsk. I say young woman – and I think again – she is probably in her 50’s – we are talking about my sons’ generation. And of course Florence must be in my generation – i.e. older.