Teaching is such a capricious thing. It is definitely one of the professions that is mood-dependent. It has good days, great days, and absolutely the worst days. What works one time will not go well the next. What you considered as a boring activity is suddenly a hit among students. And what you have worked … Continue reading Teaching, Mood Swings, and Literary Miracles
Hemingway once said, if you have a blank paper in front of you and you struggle to write anything, "just write one true sentence." Just one true statement. And then it will flow naturally. "I feel very sad today" is my sentence. Today I feel sad because it is raining heavily and I haven't seen … Continue reading One true sentence
-- Mom, do you have a dream? -- Dreams are for storytellers and helpless romantics. -- So are you saying it is a bad thing to have dreams in life? -- I am saying that it is better to have goals. Concrete, feasible aims and clear steps towards them. -- Dad always dreams. -- He … Continue reading Do you have a dream?
A month of new beginnings - the end of summer hopes. The smell of cold, wet grass and yellow leaves. Dark outside, and sunless sky. Small drops of dew on face and skin. And rain boots - waiting at the entrance. Forget about work. It's time to snuggle. A blanket, feet to feet, and warming … Continue reading September
What is happiness for you? It is a loaded question. It can take a person into uncharted corners of the consciousness, from where it might be hard to find the way back. You can get lost while asking yourself this question. You can start questioning the meaning of everything in your life. Am I happy? … Continue reading Are you happy?
– How is life? – Like in a mausoleum: not alive, not buried! In May 2003, the Red Square became a scene of madness for one night. Deafening sounds of guitars, wildest screams of girls, the exhilarating solo voice of the legendary Paul McCartney, the explosion of fireworks and firecrackers above the stage – everything … Continue reading If Lenin’s Corpse Could Talk
I am so happy to return to my blog. I haven't written or posted anything for the last 2 weeks. It is so nice to be back to creative or personal writing, rather than an academic one. My biggest goal for this month was to finish all the revisions for my thesis and submit the … Continue reading Back to blogging