Monthly Archives: December 2011

Beauty

“By beauty, I mean the feeling you have suddenly glimpsed another world or looked into a portal that reveals a kind of magic or romance out of which the world has been constructed – a feeling there is something more … Continue reading

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Books on the Road

There are few things in life that make me feel more secure and content than a large supply of books. I like to have lots of them on my shelves, keep a few in my purse and take them with … Continue reading

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Notes from the Road: Florida Thanks

I’m in Florida with the window open, sitting on a bed with chlorine-scented damp on the ends of my hair, sunburn on my feet, and relaxed after an evening in the hot tub with my sister and brother-in-law. Vacation is … Continue reading

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Notes from the road: Fly Away

The morning light is blue – daytime with a sunrise behind Moscow’s thick gray cloud cover. We’re on the aeroexpress – people are giving orders on their cell phones. A baby in front of us sounds like a miniature angry … Continue reading

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America!

Oh America, I miss you! Big streets, over-sized cars and dinner plates, people with friendly wide-open faces, cheesey smiles, loud American accents. New York volume; Minnesota sweaters. A few weeks ago at work we got some video material in from … Continue reading

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December links

Well, “Snow Revolution” or no, Christmas is coming – if not to Russia, then at least to America. Economist husband and I are catching a plane soon – we get to celebrate Christmas with my family in MN! Here’s a … Continue reading

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Russia protests

Everyone in the newsroom is rabid over these post-election protests. Journalists are foaming at the mouth – “finally a story!” Actually, I stayed home today while tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow, demanding free elections, and shouting … Continue reading

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