How the Russian does Lent

If you have a member of the Russian Orthodox church in your life, you are aware it is the first week of Great Lent. And the Great Lent being Russian, it is — predictably — hardcore. The Russian sails through the door this evening laden with Whole Food bags and an intricate map of what

We’re Back!

It's been a while, hasn't it? A year and a half, actually, but who's counting. How funny that I closed my last post with the words, "Next stop, Sochi." And now here it is, February 2014, and we're in the midst of the Sochi Winter Olympics...