Monthly Archives: January 2012

American dancers at the Bolshoi

I’m pretty excited for work tomorrow – I get to interview some ballerina’s at the Bolshoi academy! Here’s a TV story that the New York Times did about a ballet dancer that goes to our church here in Moscow. It’s … Continue reading

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Do you want to be a journalist? (part II)

Everyone has a dream – something they want to do that they’re excited about and afraid of at the same time.┬áBecoming a journalist used to be one of my dreams, and now it’s come true. Looking back there were some … Continue reading

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Happy Saturday morning!

I’m so glad it’s the weekend!!! Economist husband and I have a tradition of sleeping in late, eating pancakes for breakfast and listening to a sermon together on those Saturday mornings that we both have off work. This Saturday is … Continue reading

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Do you want to be a journalist? (part I)

A few years ago I was sitting in a cafe on Arbat Street in Moscow with some friends. We were all EFL teachers, and some of us started talking about how we didn’t want to teach English for the rest … Continue reading

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January Thanks

Economist husband and I had a few rough days re-entering Moscow after our fantastic stateside holidays, but I think we’ve come out OK on the other side. I think Mr. Henry Ward Beecher is right – happiness is found right … Continue reading

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Color: a blogging triumph!

I’ve been trying to figure out how to make those cool color palettes on my blog that I sometimes see on CreatureComforts and other spots. Finally! Success! So, if you’d like to add something like this to YOUR blog, this … Continue reading

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January links

The wind makes the gutters rattle at our windows, and bites our noses when we go outside. So usually we don’t (go outside, that is). Economist husband was wrapped up in a blanket all weekend fighting a cold, and I … Continue reading

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a Russian Village

Russia is so exotic and beautiful. Deep down, when I’m done complaining about how frustrating this place can be, I am actually a russophile at heart. Check out these beautiful photographs by Ksenia Diodorova. I love how she’s captured the … Continue reading

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A new year back in Moscow

I woke up jet-lagged to a cement-gray sky and rain drops slashing the window. It took me a few seconds to remember which part of the world I was in – Florida, Minnesota and New York have faded away and … Continue reading

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Breakfast in NYC

We LOVE New York. I mean, Minnesota was great. Cold, clean, quiet, friendly, lots of family and friends. But New York writes itself. The buzz, the hurry, the culture that blinks out at you everywhere you look like a neon … Continue reading

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