Pushkin was right!

“To the orders of God or muse be obedient. Don’t be afraid of insult, don’t demand the laurel wreath. Slander and praise receive with equal indifference.      And never argue with a fool.” This is from a poem Alexander Pushkin wrote in 1836. … [Read more...]

“Never Talk to Strangers”

“Never Talk to Strangers” is the title of the first chapter of Bulgakov’s iconic novel The Master and Margarita.  If the Russian characters in the story had followed that advice; the one, the literary editor Mikhail Alexandrovich Berlioz, would not … [Read more...]

Immortal Words

To the orders of God or muse be obedient.                                                      Don’t be afraid of insult, don’t demand the laurel wreath. Slander and praise receive with equal indifference. And never argue with a fool.     Alexander … [Read more...]