Monthly Archives: April 2013

No. 40: AN INVITATION FROM THE CZAR: ‘COME BOXING WITH ME’

by Raji Singh After the brutal Crimean War, to assuage the sometimes bestial nature of humans, a war-like sport rises to prominence in Mother Russia:  Cat Boxing. From the back alleys of Moscow, to the Czar’s lavish Palace at St … Continue reading

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No. 39: THE MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING CATS OF MOSCOW

by Raji Singh (excerpted from my great grandmother’s treasure trove of writings about her 1870’s girlhood) Part I:  PORTRAIT OF CECILY – a frequent and honored guest at our table one Moscow summer. We always dress for dinner:  Mama, I, … Continue reading

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No. 38: ‘sss- SO WE MEET AGAIN, SHELVA,’ SAYS CECILY THE SNAKE

By Raji Singh (the further adventuring of my great grandmother, Shelva Fiction) Last Week:  Shelva enjoys a warm soak in a just discovered hot springs inside her hired hand’s, Efraim Ephraim’s, man-cave.  Efraim partakes.  Their mule, Sir Winston leaps in.  … Continue reading

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No. 37: WE MEET AGAIN, MINE COSSACK ENEMY.

by Raji Singh  (My dear, sweet immigrant Great grandmother, Shelva; as a new bride in the 1890’s writes…) Greenhorn am I, to so many of the ways of mine wonderful new country, Amerika.  Even greener when it comes to knowing … Continue reading

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