Monthly Archives: October 2011

What to do when it gets dark…

It’s that time of year again – the dark side of October. Indian summer sunshine and the golden glow are gone. The days are cold and gray now – all muddy streets and naked trees and dull skies – Winnie … Continue reading

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Taking a step back : a weekend in dacha country

We spent the weekend in dacha country not long ago – the land of wooden houses, apple orchards, mushroom hunts and trees. It’s a bit hard to remember the last time we left the city – it was in July … Continue reading

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Going for a Walk

Economist husband and I have recently kicked off a joint campaign to lose weight. After some doctor recommendations the pasta nights and weekend pastries have come to an end. We’ve been eating lots of vegetables, drinking more water, denying ourselves … Continue reading

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Currently Reading: “The Writing Life” by Annie Dillard

“…spend it all, shoot it, play it, loose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place…give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to keep to yourself what you have … Continue reading

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Minnesota Tourist

Economist husband and I just bought plane tickets to Minnesota! For three weeks! For Christmas! It’s always exciting to buy plane tickets – it feels like opening a high-up window and getting a breath of fresh air. You taste a … Continue reading

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