Month: December 2020

2020 Retrospective: Merry Christmas!

2020 Retrospective: Merry Christmas!

I saw a tweet this morning from my nephew, Chris, about how this will be the first Christmas without his grampa, my father, Vitauts. That struck me and inspired me to write a holiday note. I didn’t want to send an email and spam people on Christmas. I wanted more than a Facebook post, so …

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Living in the Center

Living in the Center

How many different places have you lived in your life? 21 Tērbatas Iela I have just moved into my 21st dwelling during my time here on earth. Four more, and I get a prize, preferably a silver chalice with commemorative leaves. Yes, we have officially left the beautiful Miera neighborhood and become city center dwellers …

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Update: Covid in Riga December 2020

Update: Covid in Riga December 2020

Draugi, nav labi! That is what our Latvian Primeminister, Kariņš, said in his last speech about Covid. It translates as “Friends, it isn’t good.” Now they make t-shirts with the saying on it. It has quickly become his catchphrase.     Earlier this year, I think I wrote about how Covid was pretty much under …

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A visit to the Bolderāja beach

A visit to the Bolderāja beach

Recently Jeff has had no motivation or wish to write and i think all of us miss the updates on his life. However, we cannot force him to write. All that would come out would be sad, grey clumps that barely describe his experiences. So here I am, a guest author, his own step-child Karu, …

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