As a result, I haven't spent this evening doing what I wanted to do for this newsletter, which was to talk about Elfreda Chatman's theories of information behavior that I'm observing play out across the US right now.  Instead, because SNOW!, I put the Nutcracker on Youtube and accidentally landed myself on the Kirov version at the Mariinsky Theater, and even on my phone, found myself sucked in to the dynamic and precise dancing, the perfection of the colors... the size of that stage!  It's ginormous!  And all of this got me actually thinking more about the history of ballet, and the context of ballet in Russia and it's evolutions in this week's newsletter: 2016-12-09 SNOOOOOWWWW!