Monthly Archives: December 2018

Book Review: A Life on the Road

A Life on the Road Kuralt, Charles Putnam, New York, 1990   Charles Kuralt is one of the few authors I’ve stumbled across whom I have actually met, though met is perhaps too strong.  In May of 1996 I found … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Ahh, the multiple joys of a proper Ramen on a cool and rainy day… this one from Kizuki in West Seattle.

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Random Food of the Day

Cumin Lamb at Wild Pepper in Tukwila.

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Book Review: Glimpses of Siberia

Glimpses of Siberia Nikolai Yanovsky, compiler 1972, Progress Publishers, Moscow This is a collection of verbal pictures of Siberia with a pictorial foreword.  The propaganda focus of the book clearly comes through, promoting Siberia as a wonderland of resources, center … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fast Train Russia

Fast Train Russia Higginbotham, Jay Dodd, Mead, and Co., New York, 1983 1966: A schoolteacher from Mobile, Alabama, on a round-the-world trip leaves some friends he was visiting at a US air base in Japan and boards a Russian ship … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History of Russia

A History of Russia Pares, Bernard Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1960 As the title would indicate, this was a history textbook of Russian history.  My reading was not of scholarly nature, much more it was a desire to begin … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Earth

Black Earth Meier, Andrew Norton, NY, 2003   This book was a random find in a used book store near Pike Place, and a good one.  The author went to Moscow as a grad student and fell in love with … Continue reading

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