I was a twenty-year-old college student nearing the end of my semester abroad in Vienna when I booked a seat on an inexpensive extension trip to Moscow. Russia seemed a worthy capstone to months of Eurail country-hopping, and in 1993, the fluid political climate lent a glint of glamour to the itinerary. By this point,… [Read More]
Andrea Patton is a Missourian by upbringing, but bounced around the eastern United States after high school. She obtained a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is now rooted in Concord, Massachusetts with her husband and three children. Andrea was previously a corporate litigator, focused on brief writing and oral argument. She dusted off her E.Q. when she left the law, and eventually fell in love with writing of a much more personal sort. Her essay "Cold Water" was recently published in the print journal Midnight Circus.