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Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China, late December, 2014. Part 7: I’ve had Siberian Express dreams for years, taking a train across the vast stretch of Siberia, leaving Moscow headed constantly on,...

Siberian Express Dreams

Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China, late December, 2014. Part 6: I’ve had Siberian Express dreams for years, taking a train across the vast stretch of Siberia, leaving Moscow headed constantly on,...

Siberian Express Dreams

Late December, 2014. Thoughts while rolling eastward through the vast boreal forest of Russia and Siberia, an epilogue. Something there is with trees when they grow old. They want to lie...

Siberian Express Dreams

Siberia, Russia and beyond, late December, 2014. Part 5: I’ve had Siberian Express dreams for years, taking a train across the vast stretch of Siberia, leaving Moscow headed constantly on, day...

Siberian Express Dreams

Siberia, Russia, late December, 2014. Part 4: I’ve had Siberian Express dreams for years, taking a train across the vast stretch of Siberia, leaving Moscow headed constantly on, day and night,...

Siberian Express Dreams

Russia, east of the Urals onward, December, 2014. Part 3: I’ve had Siberian Express dreams for years, taking a train across the vast stretch of Siberia, leaving Moscow headed constantly on,...

Siberian Dreams

Out of Moscow, Russia, December 21, 2014. Part 2: I’ve had Siberian Express dreams for years, taking a train across the vast stretch of Siberia, leaving Moscow headed constantly on, day...