Sergey’s Notes – a newsletter I was looking for myself.

This newsletter contains meaningful advice, quotes, and insights on philosophy, art, creativity, and what it means to live a good life.

I took my pocket-sized black Moleskine notebook and dumped everything in here.

Comes out every Tuesday.

Who I am

When I was 5, my mother took a picture of me (on Kodak film) scribbling something in the margins of a legal pad. I was sitting behind my dad's desk, drawing wavy lines, in Podolsk – a small city on the outskirts of Moscow.

"What are you doing?" my mother asked.

"Writing," I replied in a high-pitched voice, looking like someone who knows what he's doing.

Twenty years since, nothing has changed.

How to reach out




Bylines: The Guardian. Al Jazeera. Medium blog.


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Sergey Faldin

I tell stories and they pay me. Sometimes.