Winter on fire 5

Winter on Fire

By tamara on

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 …

Spring Lake 3

End of Summer Blues

By tamara on

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

By tamara on

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 …

Game over 2

Game Over

By tamara on

Last week, while at the gym near my office, I overheard two men talking, almost venting.  “It’s over” they said with constant repetition.  Normally, these words would have little meaning without the proper context, yet I knew exactly what they were talking about.   I too have been saying this for quite some time, and with …

Dead cupid 2

Valentine’s Day Massacre

By tamara on

Since I moved into Manhattan, my social life has exploded.  I am reconnecting with old friends and meeting dozens of new people.  Even the dating scene has been hotter than it’s ever been for me, including when I was single and in my twenties – mostly because back then, I had little experience and didn’t …