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Recently, my Russian tutor and I were philosophizing about love, happiness, and beauty. Kind of tough to do with an intermediate-level student, but we managed. The topics came up as we were reading an adapted version of "Sonia," a short story by Tatyana Tolstaya. It's about an odd, unattractive, but kindly spinster who is fooled by…read more →
All right, folks, autumn is in full swing (FINALLY!) and I'm back to writing poems. Which means I'm also back to bugging y'all with prompts to get you writing, too. 🙂 Today's prompt comes from a brief discussion I had over at deviantART about short poetry. I tend to prefer medium-length…read more →
OK, so, not long ago, I finished my first paid translation project. (Hoorah!) It was a collaborative Russian-to-English project, in which I and two others translated a menu for a Mexican restaurant in our city. (Yes. A Mexican restaurant in Siberia. I recommend it!) Technically, I was the native-speaking "proofreader" rather than…read more →