Month: December 2016

Jēkabpils

Jēkabpils

Jēkabpils December 30, 2016 I had planned to wake up this morning and just go on a road trip somewhere. I got started late, but I put my finger on the map and drove some 130 kilometers to Jēkabpils, the tenth largest city in Latvia. What I learned is that there are no straight lines …

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December 29th: Gaismas Pils and Beef Cheeks

December 29th: Gaismas Pils and Beef Cheeks

Gaismas Pils On Wednesday, at least I think it was Wednesday (time is moving in such a strange direction), I was invited to Gaismas Pils, the Latvian National Library, to see the first publication of one of the books that I helped to edit. I helped with the English version of the summary titled, “Intangible …

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Latvia December 28: Driving in Latvia

Latvia December 28: Driving in Latvia

Driving in Latvia This is the third time I have been to Latvia, and I have driven all three times that I have been here, but this was the first time I was alone, navigating and fighting heavy traffic while trying to find a parking place in downtown Riga. Let me start by telling you what …

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Riga December 26: The Music

Riga December 26: The Music

Latvia: December 26-27 The 26th of December was a Holiday. I am hoping you all spent it doing something memorable and wonderful! My cousin Gita invited me to see the Christmas show at the Kipsala Exposition Hall. We had planned to meet for coffee before the show, but my internal clock is still way off, and …

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Christmas in Latvia

Christmas in Latvia

For this year, fate (or some other magical force) sent me to Latvia. I am here in Riga at Ausekla 2-7 (Bruno’s apartment) and I will soon transfer to Ansis’ home at Daugmales pagasts. I left on the 23rd and arrived on the 24th. It felt like I was in some kind of a time warp, …

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