LUBA RASCHEFF PHOTOGRAPHY

I am pleased to announce the launch of LUBA RASCHEFF PHOTOGRAPHY. Here you can follow my latest discoveries, mostly in Toronto, Ontario, the city of my birth. Yorkville I enjoy discovering beauty in artistic niches, and bursts of vivid colors ‘imported’ from mysterious and exotic foreign lands. Special effects and filters are part of my…

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Family Sunday

Work-life balance is important. We hear this term used frequently. So, if you think about it, with weekends being the only time that people have to rest, relax and spend quality time with family and friends, why not institute Family Sunday in Canada? Although the rules about working, or not working, on Sundays vary throughout…

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To Be or to Do?

I participated in an administrative meeting recently where the questions popped up, Are we too busy?” And, Are we so busy that we can’t spend time doing nothing?” For doers—and you know the type, the ones who can’t sit still but must act or else—being becomes difficult. Truth be told, without being able to just…

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7 Favorite LinkedIn Posts

(1) Keep Calm and Fasten Your Seatbelt. Click here to read.   (2) The Zero-Sum Game. Click here to read.   (3) 10 Tips to Writing a Great Blog Post. Click here to read.   (4) How to Write for People Who Don’t Read. Click here to read.   (5) Enthusiasm: a gift from the…

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My Mongolia

Featured image source: www[dot]nomadicexpeditions[dot]com Mongolia—the land of Ghengis Khan, inventor of flash warfare, listed as an unusual and low-terror travel zone (1)—caught my eye. Ghengis Khan. Image source: www[dot]biography[dot]com This YouTube video of what it’s like to travel to Mongolia tells it all. From the art of welcoming visitors by generously giving everything one has at…

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The Paragon of Simplicity

One of the things that really bothers me when I’m surfing the Internet is when people write articles that are loaded with meaningless information or when a level of complexity is introduced from the inception and is deliberately incorporated into a piece in order to, I surmise, deliberately hide the fact that there is either…

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7 Holiday Treats

#1 Thick & Rich Drinking Chocolate. Click here for recipe.   #2 Easy Slice & Bake Cookies | Click here to watch video. #3 Spiced Pumpkin Cookies. Click here for recipe. #4 Mocha Yule Log. Click here for recipe. #5 Amaranth Pudding. Click here for recipe. #6 Cheese board. Click here for instructions. #7 Flourless…

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Trump or Hillary?

I went to Gabby’s Bar & Grill today. It’s opposite the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on Bloor Street in Toronto where there just happens to be a fantastic exhibition on called “Chihuly.” Gabby’s is a really nice spot because there’s a terrace and if the sun’s out, you’re guaranteed a pleasant experience. Light streams through the…

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The Throne

[Spoiler alert] Another transatlantic flight, another film review. I was very surprised by The Throne. What I saw did not correspond to what I thought I would see. I was unintentionally riveted. The film, a 2015 South Korean historical period drama set in the Joseon period and directed by Lee Joon-ik, won the Blue Dragon…

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