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“Give it all” – A Quote to Hang Above Your Desk

“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for … Continue reading

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Amateur Russian Artists

(I’m so excited to share this with you. I told myself that I’d try to take a break from blogging this month, but it’s almost the end of August, and I’m just bursting with posts!) I visited a new art … Continue reading

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Interviewing Pussy Riot

It was one of the most bizarre and enjoyable interviews I’ve ever done. It was just before 2:00 in the morning. We’d been parked in a dark Moscow alley for close to 3 hours, waiting, re-hashing our questions, getting impatient. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Friendship Economy

“…friendship creates a whole new economy. When people realize there’s no agenda other than friendship and better understanding, it changes things.” -Bob Goff I’ve been mulling this quote over all week. (I’m so enjoying this book by Bob Goff – … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Women & Work

This quote feels a bit radical for me. I never considered myself a feminist……until I moved to Russia! In any case, I really enjoyed this article this week on Why Women Still Can’t Have it All talking about why the … 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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When You’re Exhausted (and a jerk!) at Work

Work has been overwhelming lately. Any semblance of a set schedule has ceased to exist – I’m finding myself leaving the office at 2 in the morning and seeing all my days off swallowed up by breaking stories and last-minute … Continue reading

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Work, pride, and legitimacy: Weekday Faith

It happened at church the other day. It happened after singing songs and listening to a sermon in the drafty red-seat theater with windows that look out over the Kremlin, and the onion domes, and the frozen Yauza canal. A friend … Continue reading

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Stress and Thanks: Weekday Faith

What stresses you out? What do you do when you’re stressed? I’ve been fighting panic about my job this week. With the terms of my contract changing it feels a bit like rejection, and like I’m losing my legitimacy, not … Continue reading

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Career

I’ve been thinking a lot about work the past few days. My contract is ending soon, and I’m about to become a freelancer, so it’s been a week of transition; a week of stress; a week of thinking about the … Continue reading

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