Marianne Ruane

Marianne Ruane
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
October 14
I'm an international writer/ filmmaker who came to Philadelphia by way of Washington DC, Novosibirsk and Moscow (Russia), Miami, and Los Angeles after earning degrees from Cornell and U of Miami in Russian studies and film production. Originally from Scranton, PA, I am loving my new city, imbibing all the history I can and scarfing down all the pork belly I can get my hands on. I love telling stories, whether in pictures or words - thanks for indulging me! ------------------------------------------------------------ "My grandma used to plant tomato seedlings in tin cans from tomato sauce & puree & crushed tomatoes she got from the Italian restaurant by her house, but she always soaked the labels off first. I don't want them to be anxious about the future, she said. It's not healthy." -- Brian Andreas


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APRIL 5, 2011 1:39PM

Grandma and God

When I was packing up to move out of my now ex-fiance’s condo, I went through all of my stuff and got rid of everything I didn’t love. I could probably still eliminate half of what I did keep, but I figured that since I had to get a storage unitRead full post »

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AUGUST 26, 2010 4:49PM

A Kosher Pig Roast Wedding

When I was on summer break from college one year, I went to visit my friend Melissa on her family’s farm. It was more like a house in the country than an actual farm, acres of land with a big garden and some chickens and goats. They were celebrating her brother’sRead full post »

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JULY 21, 2009 7:42PM

Me and Michael Jackson in Moscow

Before I married my ex-husband, I had a lot of doubts about whether I should stay with him. My friend Bert offered a litmus test. “Do you have a great time together? Do you have more fun with him than with anyone else?” I paused. “It’s not that hard, Mar!” sheRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 17, 2008 5:40PM

Racial Intolerance in an American Family - Mine


tolerate (L tolerare, to bear):  1 to allow  2 to respect (others’ beliefs, practices, etc.) without sharing them  3 to bear (someone or something disliked); put up with 

Last week I went to see the Jonathan Demme movie Rachel Getting Married. Anne Hathaway plays Rac… Read full post »