Month: December 2019

Spinal Fusion: Part 2 “Latvian Healthcare”

Spinal Fusion: Part 2 “Latvian Healthcare”

Healthcare in the USA As a person from the USA, I grew up in a typical family with healthcare provided mostly through my father’s insurance, with deductibles and additional expenses paid out of pocket. Because I was a relatively unhealthy child with ear problems and constant doctor’s visits, I can still remember how angry my …

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Spinal Fusion: Part 1 “The Back Story”

Spinal Fusion: Part 1 “The Back Story”

Back Story I have been to a lot of hospitals. When we were little, my dad would take me and my brother with him on Friday evenings when he went to visit his Yutan parishioners in various Omaha hospitals. We would stay downstairs, usually haunting the gift shop, as he went up to do what …

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Labakais Čili! The Best Chili

Labakais Čili! The Best Chili

A Love of Cooking “I make it with love”. That is what my beloved mom told me once when I asked her why her food tasted so good. She never made anything fancy or even interesting, but everything she made for us was irresistible. Growing up with 6 siblings and a nephew, I competed for …

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