Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer Reading

I love summer. Have I ever mentioned that before? I love the long days, the green, the cloudless blue skies. I love how the warm makes everyone in Moscow relax all of a sudden. The traffic jams dissipate as everyone … Continue reading

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Moscow Nostalgia: Creating New Memories

One of the hardest things about living in Moscow for me is simply how little nostalgia and cultural memory this place holds for me. Think about it – why do we get excited about travelling to places like Rome, London, … Continue reading

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Happy Friday!

Hi friends, How was your week? Mine was a bit rough, honestly. I’ve been under the weather the past few days. This weekend I’m at the office, so hoping it won’t be too busy. Moscow is officially in its summer … Continue reading

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Writing Hero: Laura Hillenbrand

I finished reading “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand back in February, and I’ve been meaning to blog about it ever since. “Unbroken” is quite possibly the best book I’ve ever read. Ever. Quite the statement to make, no? But this book … Continue reading

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What to really focus on at work – quote of the week

I love this quote – I copied it down a long time ago**, actually, and just came across it again today. What a great reminder of what’s really important at work, in a career, in the office. This way of … Continue reading

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Moscow Summer Sunset

It’s been rainy off and on all day and we’ve been chasing this story at work. Now I come home to this at the end of the day…

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Kazakh Cowboys

What do you think about when you picture Kazakhstan? These pictures really captured my imagination. I devoured horse books when I was younger – Black Beauty, My Friend Flicka, By the Shores of Silver Lake (and a few others that … Continue reading

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