Give me a break! I say NO. Big fat NO to self-isolation! Not today, Covid-19! I get to go somewhere. It feels so good to be out for the first time in a long time. Right now I feel like I have wings behind my back. I have official permission – my “Pass Out” -…Read More Self-Isolation Hallucinations. Life Didn’t Prepare Me For This
If you are dreaming of a career as an Investigative Journalist you need to know that this job is not for everyone. To make sure that you, in fact, were born for this job, and do have what it takes, I’ve talked to a professional investigative journalist Anastasia Mikhailova. She’s been working for the biggest…Read More What It Takes To Be a Great Investigative Journalist
We didn’t plan to go to Devil’s Tramping Ground that day. In fact, I wasn’t even aware of such a supernatural place in close proximity. A mysterious ring where the objects disappear, and animals act strangely? Are you kidding me? Sounds great! Craziness always starts with “Why don’t we…” 12:00 pm Saturday I am in…Read More Devil’s Tramping Ground. Careful With Supernatural
Talent is a mystery, and sometimes this mystery gets solved by pure chance. This is exactly what happened to Tatiana Corcoran, an artist from North Carolina. She had no idea that she’s an artist. In fact, Tatiana still thinks that it’s not a big deal to paint the way she does. Pure change is what…Read More 10 Paintings By Girl Who Didn’t Know She’s An Artist
Fortune Cookie for Mica Parekh. Mica opens the door, and I see her smiling at me. She’s already wearing an apron and an LSU baseball cap, and hurries towards the kitchen. “Is it OK if I keep working while we talk?” she asks. “I have to finish these cookies for orders coming up” She points…Read More How to Do What You Love for a Living.
Is this going to be another disaster? Here we go again. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the entire Russian government is stepping down, and no one has any explanation, not a good one anyway, of why it happened or what it means for regular people. Every time something unexpected happens in my home country I dread…Read More Russian government resigns? What the hell is going on?
Very few people in the US consider today as a holiday. Christmas is long gone on this part of the planet, but to me as a Russian January 13th is yet another holiday. We call it Old New Year, but you don’t have to be old to celebrate it. Let’s party! Why is it so…Read More Party like a Russian. Why our New Year is Old
It’s five in the morning when I hear her screaming again. She’s loud and furious, and throws things at her still not ex-boyfriend. She’s all emotional, and I guess that’s why she misses. A mug crashes into pieces on the driveway right next to her still not ex-boyfriends rusty old truck. The girl is barefoot,…Read More Girl next door. Why do we love bad guys?
Almost everyone at some point in life exclaimed that he or she (or whoever) should (must, meant to, destined) to write a book about IT. ‘It’ may vary, but the urge of sharing a story is familiar to all of us. Why oh why don’t we actually do it? So many unwritten books there are,…Read More Let’s try it once! How to write a novel.