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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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Having a job is the new raise

It’s sad, but true! Having a job is the new raise! Did you know that almost 50% of people under 25 in Spain are unemployed??? Isn’t that insane? I have a job now that I love, but my contract will … Continue reading

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Filming at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

This was one of the most enjoyable shoots I’ve been able to do since coming to work at this news agency. The academy was this wonderful mix of drafty, old Soviet hallways, strict straight-backed ballet teachers, and nine-year-old Russian ballerinas … Continue reading

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American dancers at the Bolshoi

I’m pretty excited for work tomorrow – I get to interview some ballerina’s at the Bolshoi academy! Here’s a TV story that the New York Times did about a ballet dancer that goes to our church here in Moscow. It’s … Continue reading

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Do you want to be a journalist? (part II)

Everyone has a dream – something they want to do that they’re excited about and afraid of at the same time.¬†Becoming a journalist used to be one of my dreams, and now it’s come true. Looking back there were some … Continue reading

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