Monthly Archives: February 2012

Work, pride, and legitimacy: Weekday Faith

It happened at church the other day. It happened after singing songs and listening to a sermon in the drafty red-seat theater with windows that look out over the Kremlin, and the onion domes, and the frozen Yauza canal. A friend … Continue reading

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The Secret to Slim…

Who doesn’t want to be slim and in shape?? Seriously, do you know anyone? My coworker and I were talking the other day about how hard it is for us to stay in shape. We spend the majority of our … Continue reading

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Living in Joy, Russia

I saw this photo project posted online and just LOVED it. It’s called ‘Living in Big Joy, Russia’, which is actually the name of a town in Russia, apparently (Большая Радость – how would you like to live there?!) Aren’t … Continue reading

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Happy Friday! (with pancakes)

So, did you make pancakes for maslenitsa?? It’s been a hard week with work, and I’m spending Saturday at the office – it’s all hands on deck in the lead-up to Russia’s presidential elections next week. Don’t get me started … Continue reading

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Stress and Thanks: Weekday Faith

What stresses you out? What do you do when you’re stressed? I’ve been fighting panic about my job this week. With the terms of my contract changing it feels a bit like rejection, and like I’m losing my legitimacy, not … Continue reading

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Career

I’ve been thinking a lot about work the past few days. My contract is ending soon, and I’m about to become a freelancer, so it’s been a week of transition; a week of stress; a week of thinking about the … Continue reading

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Pancake Week

It’s the maslenitsa holiday in Russia – an entire week dedicated to eating pancakes in the lead up to Lent or Великий Пост as it’s known in Russian. (Seriously, what a great holiday, no?) Do you observe Lent? I started … Continue reading

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