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Russia, through uneducated eyes

Russia, through uneducated eyes

I have two regrets in high school: that I didn’t participate in the annual musical earlier (trust me, brilliant fun, make your kids get involved even if they can’t sing!) that I didn’t study modern history In fairness, ancient history was great – but having now visited most of the countries with ancient ruins still … Continue reading

Being ordinary, not extraordinary

Being ordinary, not extraordinary

When we are growing up, our parents and our teachers tell us that we’re special people. We can be whatever we want to be, and we have praise heaped on us for indecipherable drawings, a tune on the recorder that sounded more like a strangled cat, or a half-hearted soccer game. While their efforts are … Continue reading