May 4, 2020

Like Charles Dickens once said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...". What first appeared to be an uncontrollable wave that was about to destroy everything we were used to, has surprisingly turned out to be the most creative time in our lives. As I...

May 3, 2020

We all change and grow, and so do our forms of self-expression. This excerpt from my third book, It's All About Love, which I'm currently working on, is probably the most surreal piece I have ever written. It's a dream, and it's supposed to wake the protagonist and the...

January 6, 2020

Sometimes failing at doing something might be a blessing in disguise. That's how it worked out for me anyway. "Bike". The word still scares me. I would love to see myself one day pedaling leisurely down the glorious St. Simons beach or through narrow and heart-warmingl...

November 17, 2019

I took my little Chloe on a girls' shopping trip today. Casually strolling with my tiny girlfriend from Target to Ross, I remembered how I used to take the boys to Pet Smart to check some cute animals out, and spontaneously decided to pop in and do the same with Chloe....

August 22, 2019

These twenty-five pages were not written by me. They were written by my grandmother in the year 2000, right after she turned seventy-one. Her diary found its way to me a month and a half after she had passed away, at the end of July, on my birthday, in 2019. The best b...

July 25, 2019

2019 has been crazy travel-wise... And it all started with Berlin...

It's funny how you always think of yourself as one type of person - in my case, daring, wanderlust-obsessed, party monster - until a few years (or fifteen years, to be more precise) fly by with the spe...

June 19, 2019

You came to me in my dream last night. It's funny how I used to think that it was freaky that people who passed on come to visit you in your dreams. But it turns out that it's not freaky at all - or scary for that matter. After almost 4 years of being bed-ridden, of li...

December 15, 2018

Yet another year has gone by, and it was once again time to mull over the question of where our crazy family of five was heading to for this Thanksgiving break. We live dangerously close to Orlando – just an easy-breezy three-and-a-half-hour ride that makes it very tem...

February 13, 2016

 I have two extremely picky kids. Every meal is a battle - some days I win and bask in the rays of maternal glory, and some days I lose and retreat in guilty desperation. Sounds familiar? The most important thing in this grueling matter is to remember one thing - you m...

November 10, 2015

Saint Petersburg, or the Venice of the North, the heart and soul of the Russian culture, is one of those cities that leaves you standing in the middle of the street, with your mouth wide open and your eyes hopelessly darting around, attempting to take all of this beaut...

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