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Apples Are from Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared

Greetings from Almaty, Kazakhstan! I apologize for the radio silence as of late. I’ve been traveling for almost two weeks now and just got to Almaty following a 36-hour train ride from Urumqi, China. 524 more words


"In Search of Kazakhstan", by Christopher Robbins, Profile Books

I might not be a shopper faithful to the brands, but when it comes to books I’m quite a man of habit in the sense that I have a tendency to stick with an author that I know and respect and of whom I will, inevitably, buy all titles. 734 more words
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Episode 1 is live! Join hosts Sarah Urist Green and John Green as they meet artists Douglas Paulson and Christopher Robbins and follow them as they…

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I found out today that I didn’t get a big grant I was hoping for. I wanted to use the money to travel to Laos for two weeks to do research for a book I’m working on. 400 more words

Michel Thomas

I would find it difficult to define what I am about to write, be it a review of the biography or of Michel himself.  I am starting it now as I feel it will be long. 11,788 more words

Apples Are From Kazakhstan

Robbins, Christopher. Apples Are From Kazakhstan: the Land that Disappeared. New York: Atlas & Co., 2008.

I think this quote sums up Robbins’s primary reason for writing… 236 more words

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Winnie the Pooh


                 I don’t believe I recall Rabbit ever saying, “For crying out loud,” or Eeyore droning “I’d be better off dead,”—even though we all know the morose donkey would eventually divulge his suicidal intentions, just kidding. 86 more words

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