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Latvian Holidays: Viva Atšķirības

Latvian Holidays: Viva Atšķirības

The Holidays Holiday season is upon us! So far, I have survived enjoyed a few Latvian and American holidays here in Riga. I have already written about Halloween, and this week we had a sort of Latvian/American overlap. Right now, a turkey is cooking in my tiny Latvian convection oven. I hope it is okay. November …

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Reflections on a Silent Independence Day

Reflections on a Silent Independence Day

July 4th, 2017 Springfield, Missouri, USA The video pretty much says it all. Blake and I ended up watching Sense8 after a long, long trip to the Steak & Shake, which has really cheap food, and really slow service (but I still recommend it). As we are here teaching English to language learners, we were …

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Springfield Continued: Still July 4th

Springfield Continued: Still July 4th

As I am sitting here in my room in Springfield, Missouri, it feels like this is good practice for my move to Latvia which happens in just three weeks. In 22 days, I’ll be on a plane headed for Milan, Italy, and then on August 1, I’ll be in Riga, Latvia. So everything here and …

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Cēsis: The Grinvalds

Cēsis: The Grinvalds

Cēsis December 31 I love Gita. Can I just say that for the record? Never a dull moment! When she plans something, she goes all out! Even on New Year’s Day, when things are closed, and it’s raining, and cold, and all the forces and elements are against her, she still manages to make the …

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