Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Being a Foreigner is Like Being Pregnant”: Quote of the Week

“…being a foreigner, Ashima is beginning to realize, is a sort of lifelong pregnancy – a perpetual wait, a constant burden, a continuous feeling out of sorts. It is an ongoing responsibility, a parenthesis in what had once been ordinary … Continue reading

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How to do Summer in the City

May, June and September are the BEST months in Moscow. We’re getting to those long, heavy green, pastel-skyed summer evenings now when time slows down and all the skyscraper windows reflect sunset and leaf-y parks. The days wax between clammy … Continue reading

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Scary Moscow Vertigo Pictures

I’m so excited to share these pictures with you. They may be the most vertigo-inducing photo’s I’ve ever seen. A couple of bloggers/photographers climbed to the top of Moscow State University and took pictures…looking down. I get dizzy just looking … Continue reading

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Happy Friday!

Did you have a good week?? I’ve had a wonderful 3 days off, but am back to work this weekend… This looks like a good book and I’ve requested this from the library…have you read them? Do you know if they’re … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: what we’re all looking for

“In conversations over the years with other writers and artists, about what we’re actually supposed to be doing, I’ve been struck by how often, deep down, the talk becomes a quest for the same mysterious thing. Underneath the particular image … Continue reading

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Popular Russian Baby Names

I love hearing what people’s favorite baby names are. My sister just named her daughter Charlotte Ann – isn’t that a beautiful name?? The name pool in Russia is smaller than in the States I think. As stated on a … Continue reading

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Books on Marriage

Economist husband and I are coming up on our 3-year anniversary. (Three years?! Already?) Three years ago this time I was bouncing around Moscow like a ping-pong ball – excited, nervous, scared, happy; flashing my diamond ring around and working … Continue reading

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