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A Word about Buckwheat

I’ve read that in German and English the name of buckwheat connected with a tree. Its Russian (Slavish) name connected with Greece, but i...
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Jul 16, 2019 02:02
Vladimir

A Conversation with a Girl-Biker

I was going on the bus to Novosibirsk once (that was several years ago). I noticed that a girl sitting next to me had a slipping bag. I w...
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Jul 12, 2019 00:47
Vladimir

A Broken Clock

Even a broken clock can be right twice each day. A friend of mine gave to me an idea for an entry. I was working in a plant eleven years...
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Jun 30, 2019 16:09
Vladimir

A Gold Mine

Short Introduction Imagine, you are going on the bus (subway, train etc). There are few people in the bus. You are sitting and somebody ...
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Jun 29, 2019 12:47
Vladimir

Fear of Desolation

I can remember the dream I had as I was a boy. I had this dream twice or trice and haven’t forgotten it still now. A switcher (shunting...
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Jun 25, 2019 01:16
Vladimir

A Job Interview

“Hello. Would you like have a side job?” They called, as I was going home on the bus. I had published several resumes/CV-es on two jo...
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Jun 22, 2019 21:46
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Attacked by a Dog

I don’t like dogs. It seems, dogs don’t like me. I often fall to thinking as I’m working or walking and if I walk outside, I’m sometime...
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Jun 19, 2019 01:23
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Dog’s Attack. Buddy

There is a dog on my work. It guards the gate. Its name is Druzhok. let’s call it Buddy. Buddy is a big mutt with a big head. It’s usuall...
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Jun 18, 2019 01:12
Vladimir

The Beginning of the Summer

Swifts go on skirring in the sky with their creaky voices like mad crickets until the darkness. But I haven’t heard the cricket recentl...
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Jun 12, 2019 23:44
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A Plank in Brother’s Eye. A Really Short Entry in Three Sentences with a Long Title

Two things are always being difficult to me. The first is to keep from saying truisms (not to be a clever clog). The second is to keep ...
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Jun 10, 2019 22:44
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Swallows

A couple of swallows settled in the workshop where I’m working now. The swallow is a popular character of fairy tale, but I had seen no...
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Jun 8, 2019 23:18
Vladimir

A Bird Accident

It was in business travel. We were driving on the road in picturesque landscape. It was a nice sunny August day. The time was before noon...
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Jun 2, 2019 21:30
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Ice Cream and Sore Throat

There is a belief in Russia that cold beverage and ice cream can triggered sore throat and cold. There are people who quench/hardened the...
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Jun 2, 2019 01:31
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Clever Clogs

I heard an English podcast today. A man and a woman were discussing the happening. The woman bought clever clogs (wooden shoes) because...
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Jun 1, 2019 01:18
Vladimir

Audiobooks

I finished listening to an audiobook. I’ve been listening to the “Crime and Punishment” and I finished it an hour ago. It was the last “b...
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May 27, 2019 23:23
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A Fable

There is a story. The story says about the way that potato was spread over Russia. Allegedly, Peter the First decided to instill potato...
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May 26, 2019 00:05
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Swifts and the Cricket

I saw many swifts yesterday. Once the city noise slackened for a moment and their voices break through it. I looked up and saw them. Th...
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May 21, 2019 00:02
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Creativity. Tradition and Innovation

Once (probably it was in the last year) I saw news about Chines swimming suits. Whit skin is trending in China, so Chines women use spe...
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May 11, 2019 01:20 Humor
Vladimir

Ice Cream

“let’s buy ice cream!” I was going in the crowded street and heard a child voice. It’s a woman with a boy. The woman (it’s probably b...
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May 8, 2019 23:10
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An Unforgettable Business Trip

As far as I can remember, it was in the beginning of the November 2014. Our firm made a step-down substation for a customer in another ...
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May 5, 2019 22:59