Monthly Archives: January 2011

Date at the Tretyakov

This Saturday economist husband and I went to the Tretyakov Gallery. It was crowded – long lines of people buying tickets and checking their coats to spend the afternoon at the museum. I love the Tretyakov because it’s a collection … Continue reading

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“Reflections”

The ballet just kind of landed in my lap. Rushed out of the edit room and into my boots – fifteen minutes until the press conference starts with the cameraman tapping his watch impatiently. I just got assigned this story … Continue reading

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January Sunday Thanks

I love Sunday afternoons. We’re resting quiet and happy at home after friends and a sermon and singing at church. I feel full, and a bit like a hot-water heater – just glowing with warmth – full with all the … Continue reading

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A First Week of 2011 Thankful

It’s a quiet gray winter afternoon. Moscow is slowly waking up from the long New Year holidays. Angry car horns from the snarled traffic outside on the street – something I haven’t heard for almost 10 days. Sitting in the … Continue reading

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New Year

Heavy snow and ice shells on all the branches like frozen winter chimes when the wind blows. Dressed up in warm woollen valenki, fresh air, tromping through the trees and hot samovar-warmed tea waiting for us at back at the dacha … Continue reading

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