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It all started with Joyeux Noël. I watched it in January, fell in love, and decided I was missing out by not watching more foreign films. Anton Tchékhov 1890 followed, seen in a Novosibirsk theater (Russian-dubbed), and then later in the summer I rented a few films advertised in the theater's own French film festival.…read more →
The magic is in the revision. That's something I had to remind myself about, while writing this poem. You see, the first draft of this was just ... so ... BLAH. I wrote it in my notebook late at night before bed, and in spite of the "inspired" feeling that…read more →
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 →