Category Archives: Mother Russia

I cling to the 9%!

Last fall I purchased a DNA kit from Ancestry.com, hoping to shed some light on my international genetic makeup.  I spit awkwardly into a plastic test tube, made a  video to commemorate the occasion [bonus points for Adam referencing John … Continue reading

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Commence OBI

Operation Biological Information shared the initial stages of my journey to discover my birth parents.  Notice the date reads September of last year.  Fifteen months passed with complete radio silence from the State.  It might seem odd that the lack … Continue reading

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Dear friends, hippos, reincarnation

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing.  There is a time for silence.  A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny.  And a time to prepare to pick up the … Continue reading

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Grab beer, inflate slide, make exit

Yet another night of insomnia.  At this point I’ve become quasi-nocturnal.  ‘Quasi’ because one can only sleep so much during the day with two children.  Slumber is overrated. Does anyone else remember Steven Slater?  Four years ago Mister Slater found … Continue reading

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Я люблю Россию

My obsession with Russia dates back to my earliest days.  One of my fondest childhood memories involves seeing Catherine the Great:  Treasures of Imperial Russia at the Memphis Cook Convention Center as a first grader.  The first novel I ever … Continue reading

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