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Hello from California!

Hi Friends, I hope you’ve had a good weekend. Economist husband and I are so enjoying our time away from the city. Here are a few snapshots – more to follow, I promise. It’s been so refreshing for us to … Continue reading

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Good morning, Moscow!

“Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love; Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee, Op’ning to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; Drive the dark of doubt away; Giver of immortal gladness, Fill … Continue reading

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Russia’s Untouchables

A photographer I’ve worked with just put out an amazing feature on Central Asian immigrants in Russia – this country’s ‘untouchables’. It’s a sad, hard subject actually, and so very, very real for me. I’ve seen lots of different sides … Continue reading

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Taking a step back : a weekend in dacha country

We spent the weekend in dacha country not long ago – the land of wooden houses, apple orchards, mushroom hunts and trees. It’s a bit hard to remember the last time we left the city – it was in July … Continue reading

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Four Year Anniversary

Four years ago this week I moved to Moscow. It feels like a life time ago. On the occasion I thought I’d look up the journal entry I wrote on my first day here. It feels like it was written … Continue reading

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Back to Russia: Culture Shock

Stepping off our calm, clean, air-conditioned Lufthansa flight it’s severe culture shock in the Domodedovo airport. It’s late, late at night. The sun has set and the lights are yellow. Someone is cleaning the floor. Flights from Germany, Kyrgyzstan and … Continue reading

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Easter – Guilt into Thanks

When I’m not sure what else to write about and all I can see around me are my failures (Haven’t blogged for weeks! Didn’t use my time well! Didn’t get my paperwork done! Didn’t answer those emails! Lazy at work!) … Continue reading

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