My friend Julie Lindy is doing an amazing and wonderful thing. She's given up three months of her life and is paying her own expenses as a volunteer working in Russia with orphanages, underprivileged children, and the elderly.
Many readers from the accounting industry will know Julie. She was senior editor for INSIDE Public Accounting for several years (formerly Bowman's Accounting Report) and before that was managing editor for Public Accounting Report (PAR). When she returns from her trip, she'll resume her career as a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and editor.
Julie is telling her story and her heart in a delightfully written blog called Letters From Russia. If you know Julie or if you have any interest in gaining insight into what Russian culture is like for a visiting American, you might enjoy reading her blog.