Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas

Christmas in Moscow is weird. For the most part there are no carols or family around the holiday table, no Santa Claus, Christmas stockings, presents or holiday photo cards. There are no candy canes or gingerbread cookies, or morning brunches … Continue reading

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Christmas and the Kremlin

We drive past the Kremlin walls on our way back from church – high red brick and gold-domed tops, covered with snow. Would you like to work in the Kremlin? Economist husband asks, and I try to imagine what they’re … Continue reading

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Snow and Seeking God

It’s almost the winter solstice here – dim days and long dark nights. The sun is far away. And today was gorgeous and snowy – the very heart of city winter. Snow falling soft and gray outside the Bolshoi Theater … Continue reading

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First Week of Work

It’s all kind of a blur looking back – a hard, happy kiss at the airport, violent food-poisoning sickness on Tuesday, snowy trips to the bank, whirlwind exhausted birthday cake baking, hours tipped on the edge of my computer chair … Continue reading

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