- 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
- Children and Older People
December 19, 2014 06:49PM
- Children's Poems by Agnia
December 18, 2014 02:40AM
- Songs from Film "Musicians of
December 18, 2014 12:30AM
- Melanie's Artwork
December 16, 2014 10:34PM
- Jews Stand Proud
December 14, 2014 09:48PM
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December 21, 2014 06:18PM
December 21, 2014 06:04PM
- “The kid stays with her
and spends one to two days a
me. She is close
November 24, 2014 12:01AM
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your efforts to confront this
guy. It takes more
November 07, 2014 02:14AM
- “Thanks Bill. You might
find this one
November 06, 2014 12:42AM
Ilya Shambat's Links
The rain was pouring in sheets, and lightning struck the ground from the sky. It was November in Illinois, storm season. A fresh gust of wind from the North picked up a sunflower seed that lay on the road and carried it to the edge of a field. The sunflower seed… Read full post »
John Locke, a great formative influence to the Western Civilization, stated that children are "tabula rasa" (a clean state) and were formed by whatever their parents have engendered.
I have reasons to doubt that claim.
When I was a child, I hated cleanliness and didn't care what I looked like. My… Read full post »
The world's most successful animal species are ones that have learned to live with humans - as pets, as food or as parasites.
In the first category are dogs, cats, and to a lesser extent hamsters and guinea pigs.
In the second category are cows, chickens, ducks, pigs, goats and sheep.… Read full post »
The concept of "sociopath" has been misused to brand people who do not fit under the definition. Particularly, it has been used to brand rebels against various kinds of social wrongs.
That is not, nor was it ever, the meaning of the term "sociopath."
A sociopath is someone who's cold,… Read full post »
A number of years ago, then Senator from Kansas, Sam Brownback, made a case that material from Hollywood should be censored, under the grounds that some of that material is misogynistic.
As much distaste as I have for misogynistic rap, I do not see how Congress can legally do anything about… Read full post »
As a researcher for a political information site, I get to see a lot of information from political candidates. Some of it is pertinent, and some of it is not. I am writing here what I do not like to see on the websites of candidates.
One thing I don't want… Read full post »