Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
1° Colonnello Dormino base ONU tel number:
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I have not been able to get through to the State Department's Haiti Information Number. (1-888-407-4747.) Nor was I able to get through to any of these numbers at the US Embassy’s Consular Task Force in Port-au-Prince: 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322 or 509-2229-8672. You may be able to if you keep trying.
We are all fine. Communications are very limited. We'll be in touch as soon as we can. Everybody in the family is fine. Please contact Rosella and let her know.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Here are some photos of the students and instructors. Notice the obvious?
Monday, January 11, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The corpse of Muslim Abdullayev, 27, was found late Thursday with multiple gunshot wounds to the head at a stadium in the north of Moscow, the investigative committee of prosecutors said in a statement.
"It seems that this murder was most likely a contract killing," a security source told the Interfax news agency.
"At the moment the connections of the victim are being examined and in particular if he had any conflicts at the current time," the official added.
Interfax said that Abdullayev in 2004 won both the European and World Championships in Thai boxing, otherwise known as Muay Thai — a sport that enjoys great popularity in Caucasus region. Abdullayev was from Dagestan.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Claire says: The more anxious I get about the amount of writing I have to do, the less able I seem to be to concentrate on it.
Mischa says: Yes, I certainly know that feeling.
Mischa says: Try doing it with a ten month old baby.
Claire says: I’ve spent the whole fucking day trying to choke out a piece about Istanbul's Capital of Culture festivities. In principle, I should be able to dictate this while sitting on the can.
Mischa says: Boy, do I know how that goes.
Claire says: Man, I wish I could play that "I have a baby" card without actually having one.
Mischa says: It's not a card. It's a genuine impediment to creative work.
Claire says: So is having a sore pinky. It's been impeding me all day.
Mischa says: I wish I hadn't lost all my Creatons for good.
Mischa says: Because they were so essential to my line of work.
Claire says: It wouldn't matter even if you hadn't, because our profession is dead.
Mischa says: Also, any desire to work.
Mischa says: I lost that too.
Mischa says: I don't think that's true.
Mischa says: Sooner or later, somebody will take what I've written and turn it into a webcam miniseries or something.
Mischa says: But I need to write it first.
Claire says: I hate writing and live only for the martial arts, a field of endeavor for which I am singularly unsuited.
Mischa says: I just read the new biography of Raymond Carver.
Claire says: Being, as I am, nearly 42, clumsy, and a complete neophyte.
Mischa says: Lots of people have begun new careers at 42 and achieved greatness.
Mischa says: Look at Ronald Reagan.
Claire says: Not in the martial arts. Not one.
Mischa says: No, perhaps not in the martial arts.
Claire says: By the way, are you familiar with Anderson Silva?
Mischa says: No.
Claire says: If your Internet connection's fast enough, you should really watch some of his videos. He's just one of the greatest athletes I've ever seen.
Mischa says: He got clobbered in his first boxing match.
Claire says: Well, he didn't get clobbered many times after that.
Mischa says: Looks like a pussy to me.
Claire says: That, I would not say.
Mischa says: Man couldn't get past round three of a spelling bee.
Claire says: No, probably not. Especially because he speaks no English.
Mischa says: No excuse, not speaking English. Proper spelling matters.
Mischa says: I also bet you could totally whomp his ass in Scrabble.
Claire says: He would nonetheless get a much bigger book advance, if he wrote a book.
Mischa says: Who the hell wants to buy Anderson Silva's book?
Mischa says: I hate books by athletes.
Claire says: I don't think I've ever read one.
Mischa says: There you go.
Mischa says: It's not a hot brand.
Mischa says: On the other hand, as I was saying, I read the new biography of Raymond Carver.
Claire says: Yes, I was wondering how that thought continued.
Mischa says: Now there was one guy who really, really, really wanted to be a writer.