New Year Morning Conversation

Dear Diary, What does happen on New Year Morning? Does the world change? Do the clouds swim differently across the sky? Do trees sway in a new fashion in the summer wind? Is the wind new? Is it the wind of change? A Conversation like this is as good as any on the New Year Morning. I…

What if it happens?

Dear Diary, Just to mix things a bit and to step away from by book reviewing duties, I’d like to share with you and my readers my insights into dream-making. What do you say?…   You dream a dream. You dream many dreams. You make a wish. You make a hundred. Do you know what…

Dreams are not to be made..

Dear Diary, I was cleaning up my blog and found this unpublished post in the ‘Drafts’ section. It looks like once upon 2017 I was going to write something about the dreams and reasons why we should and shouldn’t make them. So here it is. I read in one of the blogs I follow (@Her…

Cancer Cancel and Vice Versa

A few month ago I came across this article You May Want To Marry My Husband by Amy Kruse Rosenthal No wonder the word cancer and cancel look so similar and it took me. It took me and turned me and twisted me and turned me upside down and inside out. I know what this woman means….

Short Thoughts: Volume 3 – Load Off?

Dear Diary, Am I the only one or there are more like me? When something or someone is gone from your life, do you feel the load off? Do you? Honestly? Truly? It means I am not a horrible, cold-hearted, jaded person I turned out to be (Story of Snow Queen). Please tell me there…

The little things in life

Daily Prompt a while ago was My Precious. I missed out on writing a post then. I saw it again a few days ago. However, it did not hit my until today, walking to the office ‘yeah, right, I know what to write on that’. My precious could be anything or anyone. If we take the high…

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…

My Digital Sabbatical. Day 1.

How do you start being offline? Are there any rules? Is there any protocol or etiquette to adhere to? I don’t know. Thus, I am making it all up as I go. This Saturday morning I turned off Wi-Fi and Mobile Data on my phone. I logged out of all the online accounts. I did…

Wishing upon a Moon

There are many places and auspicious times to make a wish. How about every minute of every day? Yeah, right. I wish, I wish, I wish… Anyhow, I’ve read somewhere quite recently that it’s a good thing to write your wish list every New Moon (every month). You need to write them in a beautiful…

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…

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…