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”
There are no words for what happened just now. No good ones, anyway. This is a tragedy overlapping another tragedy (Katyn, that is, in case you don’t realize). I don’t even understand how something like this can be possible. This sort of thing belongs in screenplays. It shouldn’t happen to people. Nor should it happenContinue reading “Oh, Poland”
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”
“Well, the fucking doors won’t close. Well, why not just toss a grenade at them. What are you staring at, sweetie? You scared? Don’t worry. We’re all real men here. We will shield you from the blast if need be.” Keep calm. Carry on.
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”