Monthly Archives: July 2010

Friday Morning Class

I usually have only one class on Fridays. It’s at 8 am and located on the fourth floor of a renovated warehouse that houses over 50 magazines and newspapers, including my all-time favorite English newspaper in Russia, The Moscow Times. … Continue reading

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Lazy, Smoky Summer Days…

The park out my window looks like the opening scene in Avatar – massive green tree tops covered with billowing white clouds. With the hot drought weather in Moscow, the city is surrounded with massive forest fires. There is thick, … Continue reading

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HOT

It’s been hot in Moscow. Russia’s heatwave even made the International Herald Tribune headlines this morning. – Heat in Moscow is different than the bright Mediterranean heat in Italy or the humid, palm tree greenhouse in Florida. Warm-climate countries specialize … Continue reading

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Friday night on Tverskaya

Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street is one of Moscow’s oldest and most famous boulevards. Constructed as early as possibly the 12th century (according to Wikipedia) as a thoroughfare leading to the city of Tver, it’s always been one of the city’s more fashionable … Continue reading

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Why I Like Writing…

“There is ecstasy in paying attention,”says Anne Lamott in her book, Bird By Bird. THIS is why I love to write, whether it’s journalism, emailing, dabbling around in fiction, blogging, or just daily notes in my journal. I love the … Continue reading

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Monday Translating

Air conditioning blasting, laundry drying on the rack in our living room, and I’m typing away at some translations for an article that’s due TODAY. I love Mondays. No early morning class means I get to sleep in and get … Continue reading

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Weekend Pictures – an Unexpected Moscow Summer!

After three years here, I’ve come to expect the unexpected in Moscow. Summer is no exception. For one thing, there’s the weather. This summer has been unusually hot for Moscow. Relentless sun, 30+ Celcius every day, high, white, cloudless skies, … Continue reading

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