Posts tagged “Russia”

The Dead Russian Composer Personality Test

Take the The Dead Russian Composer Personality Test. If I was a dead Russian composer, I’d be Aleksandr Borodin. Son of a 19th Century Russian prince and a…non-royal…mother, you went to medical school and became a biochemist. Most people, however, (and probably your twenty cats as well) agree that they’d trade all of your scientific

3,000 Muscovites Vanished Last Year

3,000 Muscovites Vanished Last Year “Alive or dead, a person is usually found within a year, unless he or she is hiding,” Gorbachev said.

Innocence v. Experience

This is a take-home test for AML 3124 from the fall of 1995. I might have not exactly addressed the questions as they were presented, but if I had wanted to be a journalist or a writer-for-hire, I never would have majored in English…read away…lemme know what ya think, too…

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.