- Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- November 21
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- 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
- Why Congress needs to extend
the wind energy tax credit
December 09, 2013 05:45AM
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December 08, 2013 10:46PM
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December 06, 2013 08:04PM
- Parenting and Tolstoy
December 01, 2013 02:42AM
- Liberalism and Patriotism
November 30, 2013 03:13AM
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them. There used to
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would have is not
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suppose both of us use similar
kinds of logic
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Ilya Shambat's Links
(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 »
Russia's most popular songs with videos and translations at:
BY MARGARET CHADBOURN
WASHINGTON Thu Nov 7, 2013 2:55pm EST
(Reuters) - Government-run Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, America's biggest providers of housing finance, will send $39.0 billion to the U.S. Treasury in December, leaving them within a hair of covering the cost/… Read full post »
As for people who actually are sociopaths, it appears that they lack neural connections between two centers in the brain. That make… Read full post »
Arindam Banerjee, an Indian-born Australian-resident scientist and inventor, has developed a technology to fufil humanity's energy and water needs for the price of one without any pollution, destruction or waste.