Impressions of an Expat

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Impressions of an Expat
(in no particular order) circus worker, single father, novelist, short-order cook, welder, surf saxaphonist, late-night crooner.
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  • the daughters of time 1 week ago Truth is the daughter of time, not authority.¬†Yes, I thought as I read this. The text is attributed to Francis Bacon, but Mary Tudor before that and truly Cicero before her. It is an old idea, profoundly comforting in this age of un-reason. In time, this will all make sense.The rooms are dark. I...
  • this must go 2 weeks ago Every week, the city transforms. An old bus stop with thick cracked glass and a tiny metal garbage can that was always on fire is suddenly gone. A gleaming, modern structure is there now. A route map, laser cut brushed steel, a bench that is not lopsided. The old supermarkets are torn down, and...
  • on refrigerators 3 weeks ago V's feet are slapping against the floor. I hear her before she bursts into the kitchen, a leaf of paper hanging from her hand."Papa. Papa. Look. Look." She howls.The paint is still wet. It is a flurry of brown and blue, some red. My eyes jump wide. I clap my hands."Put it on the fridge!" I...
  • every other man 1 month ago The light outside the main entrance to our building has gone out again. The heavy metal door swings wide as I pull a hat down over my ears. In the darkness there are maybe twenty teenagers standing still. My boot scrapes across the ground, slowing down. Their hands in pockets, shoulders hunched, I...

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Sarah
18:31 PM November 19, 2013

This blog is so wonderfully written that I have to read it every week, or else I feel I have missed something. Yes, it shows the darker side of living as an expat in Moscow, but it often shows rare beauty and unexpected joy.

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