Gimbling in the Wabe – My Own Wanderings Through M. T. Anderson’s “Symphony for the City of the Dead”

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NOTE:  This is written as if it were being told to an acquaintance, say, someone that I saw regularly at the off-leash dog park.  It contains some admissions that are potentially embarrassing, and many very indulgent yet salient musings, ones that feel incumbent on me to express, for whatever reason.  It is not really a [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Momentary Lapse in Reality

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This is the third in a series of my reminisces of traveling to Soviet Russia in May – June 1989, piqued from watching the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Although time has brought many changes to both that iconic city and to my own life, before I share this final installment, I must go back, [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

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This, it turns out, is the second of three Gimblings that recount a trip I made to Moscow, Russia in May of 1989, memories spurred on by the 2014 Sochi Olympics. I was well into the second week of my stay in Moscow, and the bloom was definitely off the rose by then.  It was [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Glimpse of Mother Russia

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If I take one thing from the Winter Olympics currently taking place in Sochi, Russia, it won’t be images of glittering ice skaters, the sound of skittering luge sleds or amazement at snowboard acrobatics.  Nor will it be a cautious globally focused optimism despite the snickering over a perceived lack in amenities or concern about [….]