Monthly Archives: March 2012

Happy (last in March) Friday!

Happy Friday! Are you excited for the weekend? I’ve been craving a visit to an art museum, but I think my actual plans this weekend are looking significantly less cultural. I think we’ll go to see The Hunger Games here. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: A world filled with treasure

Isn’t this a wonderful quote? I just love it! Sometimes I feel so rich thinking about all the books there are to read and conversations I get to have and people I get to meet. Here are a few of … Continue reading

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Watching ballet at the Bolshoi…for free!

Do you like ballet? Have you ever been to the Bolshoi? I didn’t think I liked ballet until I went to a performance of ‘Reflections‘ at the Bolshoi Theater last year. It was incredible! The music! The dancing! The art! … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Noir

Don’t you love a good read? These books – a crime trilogy set in Sweden by Steig Larsson – get in your head. I’ve been reading them on the metro, at lunch breaks, and sitting on my couch at home … Continue reading

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Buranovskie Babushki

There was a post about them the other week, but I thought this photo project deserved another mention of Russia’s singing babushka sensation. A Reuters photographer traveled to Buranova in the central Russian region of Udmurtia to take pictures of … Continue reading

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Happy (slushy) Friday!

It’s the cold, slushy kind of early spring day that makes you want to sit inside and watch the snow streak down your window with a cup of tea fogging up the glass. Maybe even venture out for a walk … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Week: Stories

Sometimes I get discouraged about writing. I love writing. It’s both therapeutic and challenging for me. I would do it whether I got paid for it or not. Sometimes, though, I get really discouraged about it. It feels selfish to … Continue reading

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