Impressions of an Expat

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Impressions of an Expat
(in no particular order) circus worker, single father, novelist, short-order cook, welder, surf saxaphonist, late-night crooner.
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18:31 PM November 19, 2013

This blog is so wonderfully written that I have to read it every week, or else I feel I have missed something. Yes, it shows the darker side of living as an expat in Moscow, but it often shows rare beauty and unexpected joy.

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