November 22, 2018

In a world enamored with confidence, I am grateful for doubt.

In a world where outcomes of our actions rarely align with our intentions, I am grateful for surprises.

In a world fascinated by notoriety, I am grateful for privacy. 

In a world filled with strong rhetoric, I am grateful for music.

In a world celebrating logical explanations, I am grateful for paradoxes.

In a world obsessed with quantifying everything, I am grateful for immeasurable.

In a world of deeply held delusional beliefs, I am grateful for humor.

In a world of competition, striving and strife, I am grateful for cooperation, generos...

November 26, 2015

I love meeting new people, talking to people from different walks of life. I find the infinite variety of their life experiences fascinating, and most of the time I walk away enriched by their stories. For me, even the worst moment of initial awkwardness is a tiny price for a glimpse into someone's soul.

I love Thanksgiving for its atmosphere of gratitude. Among my many blessings, perhaps the one I treasure most is a great number of interesting people I have met in my life. I am most grateful for the fact that I could easily at any given moment name three or four dozen people, whom I genuinel...

December 6, 2014

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday due to its uniting nature. After all, there is no political party or religion in the world that is anti-food or anti-gratitude. This year, it was made even sweeter by a visit from a dear old friend. It is amazing how little time and distance matter when you have an authentic connection with someone.  Turns out, the language barrier is not such a big deal either, because my wife and my friend have communicated with ease using a very small number of Russian and English words.  It is amazing how powerfully energizing a personal presence and a good conversation...

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