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Philosophy of Work

Philosophy of Work

Warning! This is not my normal travelogue kind of post. Read at your own discretion!   Prerambling Lying around and not working for the first time in a long, long time gives me time to think. Of course, I spend most of that time trying to distract myself via social media, entertainment, and reading, but …

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Vitauts Turns 90

Vitauts Turns 90

Have Good Living It seems like there should be something written here about my dad who turned 90 years old on November 1, 2017. I have done some interviews and recordings with him over the years, and I used one line in the video I made for his party that stands out for me. “My …

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Feeling Safe

Feeling Safe

Drošība un Miers 28.9.17 Safety and Peace… I wanted to write a quick follow-up to my post yesterday about the vacation being over. I want to make sure that no one misunderstands my collection of mishaps and woes as a general reflection of my mood. Yes, there are ups and downs, as there always are …

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Professor Grīnvalds

Professor Grīnvalds

With only a Master’s degree in English from the lovely and wonderful University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I have landed myself a job as a lecturer at Riga Technical University (RTU). The Mighty Flying Letts of RTU are a traditional powerhouse of the Big Baltic Conference. They are dominant in such sports as Ice Fishing, Feline Trapping, and …

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Springfield, Missouri: 4 July 2017

Springfield, Missouri: 4 July 2017

Greetings from CELTA bootcamp in Springfield, Missouri! The odd timing had us starting our CELTA teaching on Monday, July 3, and now we have a day of rest, a hiatus, a stoppage, a pause before our teaching assignment begins in earnest on Wednesday. So I am taking this day to wrestle with some thoughts through …

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Riga in the Snow 2017

Riga in the Snow 2017

Riga un Sniegs Daytime Edition January 2, 2017 Ansis challenged me to try the bus instead of driving to Riga. He said it would be a good way to get back and forth. He left me a schedule, which I lost, but that did not deter me. I spent part of my day on Sunday …

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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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