Monthly Archives: October 2010

A is for “Alochka”

There is a proverb which surfaces in many languages:  The cobbler’s children go barefoot.  I guess this proverb could apply to photographers, too. As I have been taking pictures of EVERYONE’S teens or family recently :-), I decided not to neglect my own children and miss the fall lighting altogether.  Thus, Allison and I spent some […]

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Special Club: Roasting Dima, Russian Proverbs, Shaving Cream, and Cracked Buckets

Allison fulfilled another dream today by helping her friend Irisha lead the monthly club for special teens.  The pair had a great time together, and though it was a very large group of kids with few volunteers, the club  went quite well! These young people/volunteers have such big hearts for special needs kids. I just love watching them […]

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Kitchen Graffiti and the Fat Witch Comes to Town

I am very pleased with my new chalkboard – perfect for personal notes, quotes, photo shoots, or general kitchen grafitti!  I am sure this is not the last you have seen of it! Stay tuned. . . I also tried a new recipe today – one from New York’s legendary Fat Witch Bakery.  [I hope there aren’t really […]

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Another Good-bye

I met Anya in 1994 – our second year in Kazakhstan- when I was expecting Allison, and she has been cutting my hair ever since!  I remember the first salon where she worked, I had to go in a back room and lean over a rusty bathtub to have my hair washed.  Because she is so […]

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Reality Hits Third Grade

I like history. And I am happy that my third graders LOVE history.  When I come into the classroom, they exclaim, “Oh good! HISTORY!!!!” and run up to hug me. Many kids have told me history is their favorite subject and parents have commented how they come home relating stories about what they learned that day.  Well, today probably wasn’t one of […]

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