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Positivus Music Festival

Positivus Music Festival

Three Days in a Tent When I was in Latvia in 2016, I learned about this big music festival that happens every July. Both Ansis and Rita talked about it. It is one of those classic stories where a couple of Latvians had a dream to get some bands to come to this tiny country, …

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Earthiness: A Reflection

Earthiness: A Reflection

Zeme: Earth As I become more acquainted with my mother and father-land, I am trying to put it all in some big picture perspective. What is the big takeaway? What am I learning about myself and life in the process of relocating to Latvia? The short answer is that I do not know, but one …

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Vitauts in the Hospital: February 10-13

Vitauts in the Hospital: February 10-13

“Old Age is no Fun” After visiting Dr. S, we came home and it snowed. School was not called off on that Wednesday as it probably should have been, and I drove my Honda through the messy streets, picking up donuts for my morning class, and barely making it up Dodge street to 90th. By …

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Vitauts in Latvia 7: Talsi

Vitauts in Latvia 7: Talsi

Talsi and Arnolds Grinbergs After Kuldiga, we drove to Talsi to spend the night. We found out that Ansis wanted us to visit Talsi because that is where our Uncle Arnolds lived after World War II. He was a soldier in the Latvian Army fighting for the German side when the Russians began to move in. …

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Vitauts in Latvia: 2 “Helma and Gita”

Vitauts in Latvia: 2 “Helma and Gita”

July 8 Continued On the way back from the airport, Ansis took us to lunch at the new Swedbank building on the banks of the Daugava River in Riga. We sat and had lunch with a beautiful view of Old Town Latvia.             After we got to the apartment, unpacked, and …

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