I learn a lot from people who share their knowledge and experience. I owe my family, mentors, teachers and friends, as well as artists and authors I do not know personally.
I have amassed a lot of thoughts and experiences. I relish every opportunity to share what I know with people who are interested, people who want to learn and improve. ANATOLY IVANOV / PROSE is a way to give back to the community, to give answers I could not find when I was looking for them myself.
We all face very practical challenges. And, most of the time, with limited budgets.
I find most gear reviews in specialized press too neutral. It’s often good journalism: objective, concise, analytical. But not exhaustive or prescriptive.
I specialize in opinionated, subjective journalism. I mix facts and analysis with personal experiences, opinions, thoughts and feelings. My posts in ANATOLY IVANOV / PROSE intend to help with choice and judgment.
I interview interesting people whose opinions might be censored or unpublished elsewhere.
Smart people with courage, curiosity and will are rare. Those who value excellence and self-betterment are few.
ANATOLY IVANOV / PROSE is part of my effort to get these people together, through accidental Google encounters, spontaneous debates in the comments and organized off-line meet-ups.
Finally, ANATOLY IVANOV / PROSE is a publishing ground for my writing experiments and achievements.
I feel myself both a journalist and a writer. I value investigation, analysis and precision. But I also use emotion, style, and subjectivity.
No, ANATOLY IVANOV / PROSE is not a personal diary.
I do however publish news about my work, such as links to new photographs, completed design projects and published magazine articles.
I also use ANATOLY IVANOV / PROSE to suggest occasions to meet, debate or just enjoy ourselves off-line.
Once published, my posts can go through several re-editions, much like a book. I may update parts of the text, add new pictures or remove obsolete content. A change log accompanies such new editions, to show the first edition’s date, as well as what and when has been changed since.
The latest edition’s date appears next to the post title and the post moves up in chronology.
So comments may be dated older than the post’s re-edition date.
The only exception to my re-edition principle is verbatim copy of texts published in print. These posts never change. I use the off-line world publication date in this case.
I use the ISO 8601 international standard for date and time representations. Date values are organized, left to right, from most to least significant. Year, then month, then day.
For example, today’s date using:
Unless stated otherwise, I, Anatoly IVANOV, am the author of all posts.
All comments’, trackbacks’ and pingbacks’ authors appear prominently next to their content.
I shall delete any rude, unintelligible, obscene, spamful, irrelevant or hateful remarks.
Please read the complete text about my web site-related copyright terms and conditions.
People from all over the world read my site in:
My goal is to translate all texts outside of the ANATOLY IVANOV / PROSE section in these languages.
I do my best to translate each post of the ANATOLY IVANOV / PROSE section into 3 languages as well. But that represents a lot of work. So, often a post exists in only 1 language version.
If you would like to help me translate a post, please contact me. I always give credit or barter services.
Contrary to the general style of my web site, some of the posts in the ANATOLY IVANOV / PROSE section contain occasional bad words and harsh vocabulary. If that offends you, sorry. Please don’t read further. Hit the back button and choose another post.
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