“Between Us It Happened all: And Happiness, and Sadness” (Veronica Tushnova,1969) or Happy Birthday, Mom!

“Between us it happened all: And happiness, and sadness, And long talks at evening fall…” Happy Birthday, my only beloved Mom, To-day’s talk I am engaged in from far away from you, from Canada, Happy Birthday to you, Mommy! First of all, I wish you happiness, love and all the best! Secondly, I would like… Continue reading “Between Us It Happened all: And Happiness, and Sadness” (Veronica Tushnova,1969) or Happy Birthday, Mom!

“Gee’d up, Gleb!”

“Gee’d up, Gleb! Sun is out!”, with such words Robin, our neighbor’s daughter, addressed Gleb, inviting him and Liza for a bike ride in our Park. Vacation time is flying so quickly unlike school time. Teenagers’ social calendar is pretty busy: making new friends, meeting with the old ones, participating in birthday parties and simply… Continue reading “Gee’d up, Gleb!”

“Looking-Glass, Looking-Glass on the Wall, Who in This Land is Fairest of All?” (Grimm’s “Snow White”)

“Thou art fairer than all, Lady Queen, But more beautiful still is Snow White, as I ween ” ( I believe) Watch video “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (in Russian) :Snow White The brothers Grimm’s fairy tale about Snow White and 7 Dwarfs came alive at  the School of Alberta Ballet on Saturday June… Continue reading “Looking-Glass, Looking-Glass on the Wall, Who in This Land is Fairest of All?” (Grimm’s “Snow White”)

“Chinook”, Put Winter on Hold!, “Snow-Eater” is called.

“Chinook” is a Pacific Indian word meaning “snow-eater” as a strong Chinook can make snow one foot deep almost vanish in one way. The snow partly melts and partly evaporates in the dry wind. To the left is a photo-diagram of a Chinook formation, to the right the photo of a Chinook in Denver, Colorado,… Continue reading “Chinook”, Put Winter on Hold!, “Snow-Eater” is called.

“Oh Muse of Mourning, the Most Beautiful of Muses, Oh, Thee, Crazy Nightmare of White Nights!” (Marina Tsvetaeva, June 19, 1916, dedicated to Anna Akhmatova)

We are having as a guest to-day a young poetess Karina Verigina,13, from Saint Petersburg, Russia.Her long term childhood friend Liza Khodarinova is interviewing her. To the left is the photo of Karina. Liza: Say me, please, my friend, where is your fondness for poetry from? Karina: My Grandma Valentina Ivanovna, who herself loves to… Continue reading “Oh Muse of Mourning, the Most Beautiful of Muses, Oh, Thee, Crazy Nightmare of White Nights!” (Marina Tsvetaeva, June 19, 1916, dedicated to Anna Akhmatova)