Ramon Bruin’s drawings.

I just found the article below about drawings of the Dutch artist Ramon Bruin published in The Huffington Post.

Glad to share it and his amazing drawings/photos with you.



Photos of Marek Palacka.

Several months ago I noticed that Marek Palacka often shares with the Google Photo Community photos of beautiful girls.

55 years ago (before marriage) I believed that I was an expert on women’s beauty. Today I am not so sure about it but I pinned several portraits by Marek and ignored others. Below you’ll find my pins. Please let me know what girl you find the most attractive.









A story about my first short story.

After three very difficult years in US I worked as an accountant in the publishing house Grosset and Dunlap (by that time I graduated in accounting from Queens College). After working many years in the USSR in research and management positions I found my job very easy and dull, but we needed it badly for living.

My old friend recommended me to start writing to make life more interesting. The idea was very tempting.

In the Soviet Union I published three textbooks and many scientific papers but I never wrote a short story. So at the ripe age of 44 I decided to try it. I wrote a story in Russian about our first experience in the high school of overrunning Americans.

I rewrote this story in English for this blog. You can find it HERE.

I am a very humble person (not everybody believes it) but I liked my story very much. Without delay I sent it to the most popular in the world (outside of the USSR) Russian language newspaper Novoe Russkoe Slovo (The New Russian Word).

Less than a week passed and I received a letter from the desk of the editor-in-chief (I don’t want to mention his name) that he read the story and liked it very much. He added that the story will be in the next Monday’s paper.

I was very glad that my start in writing was successful and told several friends that my story will be in the paper soon.

On Monday morning I bought the paper but…the story was not in it. So I called the paper to find out why it was not published. The answer surprised me very much. They told me that the story rejected. They also told me that the person who sent me the letter was not now with the paper and that he was crazy. I was so shocked that I did not even ask how this person was able to get my story and how he knew my address.

It took me about 30 minutes to recover. Then I thought that if a crazy person who for many years was a good writer, journalist and editor liked my story it definitely meant that the story was very good!

From that time I wrote many short stories and articles on different topics and all of them were published.

HAPPY PUPPY DOG by Andrew Sclafani

HAPPY PUPPY DOG                                                                         by Andrew Sclafani

11 years of artist Sasha Putrya.

I was born in 1934 in Odessa, Ukraine. Forty three years later (we already lived in New York) Sasha Putrya was born near Poltava, Ukraine (360 miles northeast from Odessa).

Sasha Putrya lived only 11 years but she became famous in many countries.

Read about her life and see her paintings below.


Painter Edward Pustovoitov.

Some people call him Latvian Salvador Dali. Others call him Russian fantasy and surrealist painter.

Click on the line below to see his paintings on the Tutt’ Art website.


Lady on the bicycle.

“The woman who left you”.

I got an email and I want to share with you what is in it.

It has three parts: beautiful paintings, excellent poem in Russian “The woman who left you” and a small music clip below the first painting.

The artist is Konstantin Razumov. They call him on the internet “A Russian impressionist”. Look at the paintings and judge yourself.

You can listen to the music without problem.

If you don’t know Russian you can believe me that the poem is good or you can learn Russian. It’s easy!

Now just click here and enjoy!