Category Archives: Outgribing

In which the Internet hath no irritation like a woman reading a certain kind of Guardian article

The still point of an ever-onwards-rushing world is a passenger on the Arbatska-Pokrovskaya line of the Moscow metro. I’m standing in the middle of the carriage, hastening, let’s say, from a 1-2-1 at the Russian offices of a ball-bearing manufacturer … Continue reading

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On learning from Nineveh

One midsummer evening, many moons ago when I was still living in Bath, I left a wedding party and discovered that the extremely ugly shoes I was wearing were incompatible with the steep gradient of the streets below me. Descending … Continue reading

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Of Poor Albert and Certain Poor Shepherds

This Christmas, my church in Moscow has been singing an upbeat synthesized version of ‘The First Noel’ in Russian, with Santa hats dotted around, and the word «Рождество» in orange lights in front of the drum kit. For the first … Continue reading

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