Monthly Archives: October 2010

Florida Thanks

Last minute plane tickets, a day of flying and we’re in Florida for a sunny week before winter starts! So much to be thankful for: gulf coast at sunset 119. Palm trees, neon lights, excitement at the Orlando airport 120. … Continue reading

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Minnesota

Racks of hangar-ed clearance clothing, aisles of discount shoes, white-lit dressing rooms, giant black-paved parking lots, shelves of vintage plates and back-seats piled with plastic bags. My purse is full of paper – receipts, driving directions, coupons, telephone numbers. It’s … Continue reading

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New York! New York!

Times Square, New York City This city invokes exclamation marks! Stepping off a 10-hour flight from Moscow, we can feel the energy pulsating from the concrete up through the floor of our jetbridge. “Америка!” I nudge economist husband. We can … Continue reading

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Autumn Weekend in Moscow Region

There hasn’t been much time for writing or journalling. The days have been full of phone calls, emails, errands, organizing, and trip planning. There was a delightful weekend away in Moscow Region, though. So much to be thankful for – … Continue reading

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Stuff Russian People Like

    My friend Anne sent me a link to the website “Stuff White People Like” a few years ago. It’s a pretty funny blog dedicated to, not surprisingly, stuff that North American white people really like. The stereotypes are … Continue reading

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