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Back to Work: the Good, the Bad, and the Great

If the metro smells like Russia – dank, dusty, like a greasy, wood replica-paneled Soviet escalator, then my office smells like Europe – dark coffee, cinnamon cookies and chocolate with the quiet hum of the printer and click of keyboards. … Continue reading

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gray weekend

Friday night, dragging home late from the office I felt sick. Headache, exhausted, hoarse throat, and totally discouraged after my 3-month development talk with my boss. A nagging voice at the back of my head all day – am I … Continue reading

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“Reflections”

The ballet just kind of landed in my lap. Rushed out of the edit room and into my boots – fifteen minutes until the press conference starts with the cameraman tapping his watch impatiently. I just got assigned this story … Continue reading

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Journalism Memoir: Katharine Graham

A 644-page indexed hardcover book is not the most convenient metro reading, but I have nevertheless immensely enjoyed Katharine Graham’s Personal History. The story starts in New York City and Paris, following her parents’ romance and family history and ends … Continue reading

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Telling the truth in writing, in journalism and in life…

Per my last entry on telling the truth, I’ve collected a few quotes on being honest in journalism, in writing and in life. Enjoy! From one of my favorite writers, Anne Lamott: Write toward vulnerability. Don’t worry about appearing sentimental. … Continue reading

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Telling the Truth

As a Christian I struggle with telling the truth almost every day. What I mean is that I have some very strong, very real beliefs that I have a hard time being honest about. Talking with my good missionary friend, … Continue reading

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What a Week!

It’s a bit like dating, really. I’ve been riding on a nervous, can’t-believe-my-good-fortune high. Two job offers in two days! Very dramatic. It’s nice to feel like a much-wanted employee, but a bit jumpy to have options flying back and … Continue reading

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