Russian adoption debacle: I don’t believe that Torry Ann Hansen acted out of desperation

Much like Tracy Clark-Flory, I was struck by the tragedy of the case of Artyom Savelyev, a 7-year-old adoptee who was put alone on a plane back to Russia. He had been adopted by Tennessee resident Torry Ann Hansen, who, in the note she left with the boy, claimed that officials at a Russian orphanageContinue reading “Russian adoption debacle: I don’t believe that Torry Ann Hansen acted out of desperation”

Flags at half-mast in Moscow this week

Captured by shitty phone camera, but captured nonetheless. This one is over the Prosecutor General’s Office. I had quite a moment after taking this picture. I was walking with a friend and telling him a bunch of crap. “Life is so banal, I’m going to go drown myself in the Moscow River.” “But that wouldContinue reading “Flags at half-mast in Moscow this week”

Monday music: beautiful Moscow

Утром – Смысловые Галлюцинации Field Below – Regina Spektor Stop Talking – Memory Tapes Shine On Brightly – Procol Harum Twilight – Antony & the Johnsons All I Want is You – U2 Promises – Badly Drawn Boy Meadowlarks – Fleet Foxes Steep – the Acorn Eet – Regina Spektor I’m going away this week.Continue reading “Monday music: beautiful Moscow”