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Sandra Sallin is a professional artist who became a 72-year-old blogger when she decided to write about her life apart from her art (www.apartfrommyart.com). She’s been kissed by wolves in the Sawtooth Mountains, cruised the French Riviera with Albert Finney and Yvette Mimeaux when they were being directed by her husband in the feature film,“The Picasso Summer”, and she has way too many lipsticks.

She will be writing about everything from her mother’s escape from Czarist Russia to her eleven guilty pleasures to shaking Steve Job’s hand at Apple. She is not your typical septuagenarian.

In 2013, she was honored as one of the Voices of the Year by BlogHer.com.

Entries by Sandra Sallin

My Mother Left Russia With Rags on Her Feet - Part Two

(5) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 1:15 PM

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Ninety years after my mother worked for Czar Nicholas II, my husband and I sailed into St Petersburg harbor on a luxury ship. Now, I was in Russia and not sure how I felt about it.

On one hand, I vividly remembered my...

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My Mother Escaped Russia With Rags on her Feet

(11) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 11:18 AM

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My mother Anna, age 16


My mother escaped from Russia with rags on her feet. She left with her family In the middle of the winter of 1917 and walked across frozen rivers, frozen lakes, across Poland and Germany to Holland....

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I Was Kissed By Wolves

(41) Comments | Posted January 5, 2014 | 4:31 PM

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©Robert Sallin
No, not the whistling kind. These were real wolves with raw chicken breath from their latest meal.


It all began many years ago in Sun Valley, Idaho. I was walking through our condo grounds and there was a...

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I'm a 72-Year-Old Blogger

(9) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 3:51 PM

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Yes, I've got gray hair. The guy at the gas station calls me "madame," and the man who sat next to me on my last flight asked, "who configured your iPhone for you?" Get the picture?

But, I'm going to my...

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