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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Moscow library

I LOVE libraries! The rows and rows of old, musty books, each one, a whole new world and story. One of the things I miss most about the U.S. is the community libraries. All you people living in the States … Continue reading

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Really?

This is the view outside my window today. Really? Another snow storm? What about spring, Moscow?? Minnesota has it – we want our spring too!

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Exciting news!

I’m an aunt!!!!! My sister just had a beautiful, perfect baby girl! Her name is Charlotte Ann, and she looks just like my sister! Don’t you love the sleepy, wobbly, slightly cranky expressions little babies have on their faces? And … Continue reading

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