Come Friday, the brief bio on this site will be incorrect. Come Friday, I will be moving to Moscow for almost a year on a Fulbright grant to do some journalisming, maybe even gather some string for a book. If you’re so inclined, you can follow me on Twitter under the name “ioffeinmoscow.” I don’t promise salient insights on the bulldogs under the Kremlin rug, but I do promise to update it — and this blog — with the abounding absurdity of that wonderful city.
(And yes, that’s me in the picture. It was taken when I was a first-grader — and Octoberist — shortly before my family moved to the US. Incidentally, I will celebrate the 20th anniversary of that event in the place they abandoned, a fact which never ceases to, understandably, distress them.)