Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Deal With It !)

Content 21+ Mercifully, I live in Europe so I am spared — aside from what I masochistically choose to read on the various sites — the usual avalanche of American nonsense about the Christmas Holidays — and yes, I continue to refer to them pointedly as such: The Christmas Holidays.

Thanksgiving has just finished and I feel safe in imagining that millions of American people celebrated joyously in the customary … Read the rest

Why I Say No (Well, Sort Of) To Polyamory

Content 21 + (Explicit Content )(published as is, blog owner may have different opinion from the author) I learned a new word today, just when I thought I had the basic Medium vocabulary under control. The term is: Polyamory. One can haggle over exact nuance-based definitions but the simplest one is the one I googled: “the practice of engaging in multiple sexual relationships with the consent of all … Read the rest

Lizard Brain (The Fanatic on Patrol)

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“The lizard brain stirred and a billion years later Reacher leaned forward an inch.”

Strange sentence, don’t you agree? Actually, I consider it one of the most compelling lines I can remember. (Maybe you will think I have a small memory bank?)

Actually it comes from a book by a very popular writer named Lee … Read the rest

Лондон. Характеры городов.

Это пост про Лондон. Про Рим можно почитать тут. Про Вену можно почитать тут. Про Москву можно почитать тут. А про Петербург - тут. Про Барселону - тут. Если интересно про какие-то еще города - пишите в комментариях (Европа пока))

Лондон – это Янус, также как и Рим. Сколько раз в нем не побываешь – а каждый раз увидишь новое лицо. Он недоверчивый и холодный … Read the rest

Expedition

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One summer day I packed my backpack and headed out on an ethnographic expedition. I had just passed my exams and finished my first year as a student of the Moscow Academy of Music. This annual tour involves different students every go around because only several professors are engaged yet all students must participate at least once.

Our ethnographic laboratory had been studying the Bryansk region on the Read the rest

Nine Month Sober. Giving Birth in London.

Контент 18+
“This is your first baby…. There is no way that it is coming at 37 weeks. Put a hot water bottle on your back and get some sleep.” (Midwife in chief. Bath Royal United Hospital. July 20th, 2008)

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Yeah…. Thanks for that advice “Senior Midwife “‘Ronda’ Midwife not only told me that I was not in labour, but went on to refuse me treatment when it was
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Prisons and Prisoners. Pain of Truth. Part 2.

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On the day before my first night
duty our only anesthetist-resuscitator Elena had given me her own personal phone number.
— Don’t hesitate to disturb me in any case of emergency, — she said. She was an amiable old doctor who could have retired ages ago, but she loved her job and, moreover, there was no other resuscitator in the hospital. I gave her thanks but hoped that
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