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Ode to all misfits

Just like in that famous song, I was born in the USSR.  Yup... I am THAT old and yup... that country no longer exists.  The Soviet culture had strong imprint in many

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Choices

Often I look back at my life choices and smile to myself. There are many I would most probably not make… on the other hand, there were times when I

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Misunderstood exit

Two icons (Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain) took their own lives in the same week. It's sad and painful and I can't even imagine in what level of darkness they had

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Karma is a bitch

Everything changed with time. Her hair turned white. Wrinkles visited her face and stayed there, getting deeper and more visible. Memories occupied most of her thoughts and she preferred them

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9/11

There were times when I wrote well... These days I rarely do so and feel both guilty and angry about it. Back then when I was creative I took intensive writer's

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Are You Busy Too?

These days everyone seems to be busy.  Many are busy being busy. Some are busy pretending they are busy. Others are always busy because they can't figure out how to manage

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A Talk About Challenges

My grandfather was an astrophysicist and all my vacations (including the 3 month summer vacation) we spent at the observatory, which was in a mountains. It was a beautiful quite

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Lead Inspired Life

In this episode I would like to talk about inspiration. We all know how important being inspired is. Most of us lead dull and ordinary lives, and spend most of our

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You ARE a Writer!

This time I’ll talk about something that seems to be important to many of us. I’ll share my thoughts about being a writer and how you get there. Every year, here

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A Talk About Criticism

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” ― Aristotle In this episode I am talking about criticism and how to deal with it. Before I was also afraid to be criticized

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Ani Alexander

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You’re alive!

  When love knocks your soul When jealousy puts its foot on your throat When passion makes you breathless When everything else seems senseless When music plays on your soul's strings When creativity makes strong kicks When

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Beer memories

With each sip of beer a memory enters my mind ... Memories,which have nothing in common,which are from different periods of mylife and which are nothing more than just memories.

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Midnight in Paris

I could not skip Woody Allen's new film and watched it with great pleasure. It seems that Woody has become milder and more romantic with the age. His sarcasm and

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Margin Call

At my uni years, when I was doing my majors in corporate finance and portfolio management, I imagined myself being one of the best stock investment brokers at Wall Street

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New Years…

I was thinking about thepas tNew Years and few came up to mind, since they have some how impressed me more than the rest. Here they are: 1984 Mum, aunt and grandma are in the kitchen since the morning. They boil, fry, chop and bake... The speed and quantity of the manu

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Chloe

Lately, instead of reading I spend my evenings watching movies. It most probably means that I still want to fill myself with emotions and thoughts, but with less effort because

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so positive!

Life is interesting…. It’s full of unexpected surprises, which come out of complete bloom, out of nowhere and make your day! She got out of the office building and faced the clouds

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Metro Rides

I was driving home in the metro train, tired and hungry after work. There was a young girl standing nearby, with long slender feet and very tight white trousers accenting her

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Strength and weakness…

Sometimes being strong is a weakness… Sometimes, when people leave you when you need them to stay you’re too strong to ask them… Sometimes, when you need help, you’re too strong to

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The Unusual Romantic

Usually the first associations of “romantic” are red roses, candlelight dinners and of course Paris. For me it’s something different… It’s the atmosphere of air filled with the unspoken, unexpected, unplanned but

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