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The Latvian Winter Solstice

The Latvian Winter Solstice

A Very Pagan Christmas On this Christmas Eve eve, I am pondering much about this wonderful world that we are all a part of. It is an amazing feat of imagination to stop and think for a moment about all the people you know, have ever met, and —even more incredibly– the ones you have …

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Winter Musings 2017

Winter Musings 2017

I will not call this my Christmas letter or epistle or whatever. I am just sitting here on a Sunday night thinking that I should really probably be writing something. There is this interesting phenomena that I have noticed happening when you disconnect from people. When you are in the immediate circle of intimacy with …

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Vitauts in Latvia 16: Celebrating my Citizenship

Vitauts in Latvia 16: Celebrating my Citizenship

Note: I apologize, but Vitauts plays a very small but fun role in this story. I’m publishing from the airport after a sleepless night, so if you see mistakes, let me know! Celebrating my Citizenship One of my goals in Riga was to go on a bar crawl, and this was the last night to …

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Vitauts in Latvia 12: Riga

Vitauts in Latvia 12: Riga

Riga After an amazing weekend, we finally had a day to settle into our downtown apartment on Ausekļa (a Latvian poet) iela (street) near most of the foreign embassies and just a short walk from Old Town, the hub of the city. After a slow, lazy morning allowing us to catch up on sleep, we took …

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