The best and the worst of readers’ blocks

There is such a thing as Reader’s Block. Yeah, right. Everyone knows about writer’s block. But not many people know of readers’ problem and even less people care about it. However, being a very polygamous reader myself  I suffer from this infliction very often. Thinking about it, working though this damned block at every stumble, I … More The best and the worst of readers’ blocks

When all else fails… watching Masha and Bear/Маша и Медведь

Masha i Medved Once upon a time, when my daughter was still little somebody suggested we watch this Russian cartoon.. We did. We all did. Like the whole extended family. We liked it so much and nicknames for my daughter and my uncle became just that Masha and Bear (Masha i Medved).  Victoria, my daughter, is … More When all else fails… watching Masha and Bear/Маша и Медведь

If only I knew…

Dear Svetlana, I bring you Good Tidings to your 2006… Please don’t rush. Please do not go into hospital for this dreaded operation. “C” monster is not the end of the world or road. Wait. Listen. Seek. There is a way for you to be healthy, strong, energetic and happy woman and mother without cutting out a … More If only I knew…

Live and learn

Learning There is a saying in Russian that translates into something like ‘live a century, learn a century’. I think there is a similar saying in every possible language on Earth. The one in English is ‘live and learn’. It basically means, we never stop learning. As long as we live, breathe, think, feel or … More Live and learn