Coming Soon: Lose the Gum

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Over the last several months, I received a number of emails asking me, why I haven’t been blogging. People seem to think that my new Manhattan lifestyle is just so fabulous and full of parties that I have foregone my purpose. Well, I would like to assure you that is not the case. Although my …

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Winter on Fire

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Last night I thought I was going to the movies at the IFC theater in the West Village, but instead I went back to Kyiv and joined the protests that took place at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, in November 2013.  That is how vivid the depiction was by Director Evgeny Afineevsky in his newly released documentary “Winter …

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End of Summer Blues

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Writers write. That being the case, I certainly haven’t been much of a writer lately… My summer was a hectic string of endless packing, un-packing and repacking.  In past years, when I lived at the shore, my plans were made with carefree whimsy, as my mood would dictate what I was going to do in …

Crooked Nation

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It seems that each day another story breaks about a crooked politician.  And although some are outraged by the news, the vast majority seems to accept it, as what is becoming the new normal.  We shrug our shoulders, roll out eyes and move on with our day without giving it another thought until the next …

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Mmmm Cronuts

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I don’t think that I could write about my Soho experiences without devoting a post to the Cronut.  The Cronut has become an international sensation since its creation in 2013; and the bakery that sells the Cronut is located directly across the street from my apartment – which is not so great for my ass!