I enjoy philosophy, psychology, language, and music. After working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan, I moved to Russia to teach myself Russian and learn to see my culture from a new perspective. This blog is a compendium of my thoughts and impressions, mostly concerning Russia and cultural exchange but also about whatever strikes me as worth writing about. Who doesn’t want to immortalize their scribblings on the internet?


I’m deathly afraid of boredom, have been called a pedant, and would like to be either a gentleman farmer or this guy