09 Jul 2001, 7:30 a.m.

A Square in Red Square

I'm almost done with my excursion to Moscow. Right now I'm posting a small "I'm alive" entry to soothe my parents. (I'm fine, Mom and Dad.) In something like an hour or less I'll post …

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06 Jul 2001, 8:39 a.m.

The America Club

Curiously enough, the two topics I have to comment on are related. I want to write a bit on the stuff I've learned about the USA by being away from it. Also, I did *not* …

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06 Jul 2001, 5:17 a.m.

The Pakazhitye Mnye State

Missouri is the "Show Me State" (in the USA), and I lived there once, and "Pakazhitye Mnye" is "show me," and never mind. I had a very involved dream last night. I've been having lots …

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05 Jul 2001, 8:58 a.m.

Your Mileage May Very Cherry

"It would be nice to have a soundtrack to my life. Because then I could go out and buy it, and I could tell what's going to happen. Like, if Barber's Adagio for Strings is …

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04 Jul 2001, 1:35 a.m.

Row, row, row...down the Neva

Recently, I've attempted to row a boat, sung patriotic songs, attended (in body but not in spirit) some Russian theater, and seen some Russian art. I guess I'm in St. Petersburg, eh? Happy US Independence …

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03 Jul 2001, 12:35 p.m.

Dude, Where's My Dignity?

More seriously, right now I want to note some rather trite-seeming (to me) observations that I have made whilst studying Russian here in St. Petersburg, and before. And a shout-out to Sean and Cinzia, who …

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03 Jul 2001, 10:01 a.m.

Declension and Fall of the Roman Empire

Maybe the reason the Roman Empire fell was that its inhabitants were just sick and tired of asking, "should this be in the dative or the accusative?" and instead said, "[expletive] it, we'll just stop …

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02 Jul 2001, 8:53 a.m.

Jacques Sirok (Jack, the Little Cheese)

Did I ever write about sterile tears? They remind me of the problem of symptoms. I was about to take some sterile tears in my eyes the other days. Then I thought that dry eyes …

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01 Jul 2001, 9:59 a.m.


Or perhaps, given the foci of my Russian classes lately: Verbs of Motion II: They're Back, and They're Going to Tell You How They Got Here! I went to the Hermitage for the first time …

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30 Jun 2001, 5:12 a.m.

Why HRC and not AR? -- And the Smolnyi.

In the past two weeks (my goodness, I've been in St. Petersburg for two weeks), I've had two dreams somehow involving Hillary Rodham Clinton. But, even though my alarm clock by my bedside ticks really …

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