When Life was Simpler – Gals were Gals and Brides were Brides


Девчата / Gals Now this is getting fun, how it happens I’m not sure but another fan sent me another Russian movie that I watched and thoroughly enjoyed. But as I watched it I was trying to remember if somewhere in time a movie similar to this was made in the States. I found it, … More When Life was Simpler – Gals were Gals and Brides were Brides

How Much Land Does Man Need – A Story By Leo Tolstoy – Part II


As I read the second half of this story my thoughts lead me to think about how we toil and labor sometimes to great lengths to meet our aims. In doing so we miss some of the most important things in life. We will often spend sleepless nights worrying about about things that are simply … More How Much Land Does Man Need – A Story By Leo Tolstoy – Part II

So What’s the Russian Countryside Like?


Peaceful, calm, tranquil, and serene We have a word in Russian, “спокойный” which means quiet, peaceful, calm, tranquil, and serene. It is with this small sampling of words that begin to describe the countryside. Just like traveling into the rural areas of America something changes. The hustle and bustle of the city streets no longer … More So What’s the Russian Countryside Like?

The Reel Foto: Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky: The Glory that was the Russian Empire


In the United States, some of the earliest color photographs were made by the FSA-OWI and showed the country in the depression era and pre-war years. It’s easy to think that these might be the earliest color images in photographic history, but some 20 years before the likes of Dorethea Lange and Walker Evans began … More The Reel Foto: Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky: The Glory that was the Russian Empire