Driving from the airport in Minneapolis-St. Paul to Alexandria I stumbled upon Charlie’s Café in Freeport, MN on the Lake Wobegon trail. I met a Russian motorcyclist. His motorcycle was pimped out Mad Max style and his smile was full of mischievousness.
He told me about Russian churches a 1000 years old and "serious" religion. Quite a character to meet on a stop along the Lake Wobegon trail.
In a roundabout way it reminded me of something I had read on the flight to Minnesota from a 5th Century Bishop, Diadochus:
“Very few men can accurately recognize their own faults; indeed, only those can do this whose intellect is never torn away from the remembrance of God.”