- Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- November 21
- Adda Enterprises
- Born in Russia, family moved to America when I was 12. Got a degree from University of Virginia at 18. Worked for Oracle, translated four books of classical Russian poety, was part of San Francisco and Washington, DC poetry and music scene. Good friends with San Francisco's own Persephone's Bees and acquainted with Patch Adams. Currently married with children, residing in Australia and working on a clean energy technology implementation.
MY RECENT POSTS
- When Attention Is Not Wanted
July 25, 2014 12:26AM
- Abusers and Conmen
July 23, 2014 11:02PM
- Personality and Wealth
July 20, 2014 01:31AM
- Usefulness of Poetry
July 19, 2014 01:11AM
- My poetry webpage
July 18, 2014 05:03AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I want to be a good
Where did I
July 20, 2014 09:19PM
- “Well Kosher, there are
some people who fan this kind
sentiment who are not
June 11, 2014 10:39PM
- “Kosher, do you have any
references for this
June 04, 2014 09:22PM
I never ran
into a trophy husband, but
I've known a number of
June 04, 2014 03:38AM
- “Todd: Yes, sometimes
these people do need to be
dealt with in
May 25, 2014 07:36AM
Ilya Shambat's Links
For real progress to be made against domestic violence, it is first necessary to do away with red herrings that have been put out on this matter.
One red herring has been the idea that the woman brings on the abuse through low self-esteem. While there are undoubtedly situations in which the… Read full post »
Different places learned different things from the Second World War. Europe learned that war and nationalism is evil. America learned that it is the best and should impose itself upon everyone. Russia learned that, because they were able to defeat a major Western power, they would be able to defeat t… Read full post »
The main premise behind classical economics is that people are driven in their consumption decisions by what Adam Smith called rational self-interest. That premise is not correct. Most consumption decisions are not driven by rational self-interest; they are driven by psychology.
I do not mean only th… Read full post »
On this we have all sorts of different… Read full post »
When I was at a bus station in Connecticut, I observed a scene in which a deaf older man made an obscene gesture at a long-haired young man who was working at the station. The young men went into a tantrum in which he was claiming that the older man was… Read full post »
(CNN) -- When President Barack Obama proclaimed the fight against income inequality is "the defining challenge of our time," you might have dismissed his words as the effort of a struggling president to revive his political fortunes. But anyone looking at the relentlessly expanding income gap can… Read full post »
I've written recently to make the distinction between benign patriotism that seeks the well-being of one's people and malignant patriotism that seeks destruction of someone else. One question that can be asked is, And what if the other person seeks one's destruction?
When faced with malignant patriot… Read full post »
Very useful perspective for women who have been abused:
A lot of Tea Party people have been howling bloody murder because America under Obama is not completely what they want America to be.
My response to these people: You are acting like a bunch of spoiled children.
There are people all over the world who actually have things to… Read full post »
Translations of songs from classical Russian film at
Having been born in Russia, and having translated a vast body of Russian poetry and songs into English, I have a lot of respect for what has come out of Russia. That respect does not however extend toward everything.
Here's Turgenev, with his, "a broad's tears is nothing but water." Oh,… Read full post »