A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Shrooms dude... 1 day ago Here in Lithuania, fall is in the air, and mushrooms are on the ground. Mushroom picking is a serious activity among Lithuanians, and to celebrate the hardy fungi, a festival is held every September in the small town of Varėna (population:9200). The 24th was the date for the 2016 affair, which...
  • Randomness, Vilnius-style 1 week ago It's been a relatively low-key weekend here in Vilnius, and I'm feeling a little lethargic as Sunday winds down, so what follows are some photos taken yesterday and today. My daughter has started swimming lessons on Saturday mornings, and as there's a large park close to the gym, I go for walks...
  • Going to hell in Kaunas 2 weeks ago The memorial to the victims of Nazism at the Ninth Fort in Kaunas, LithuaniaThings are back to something approximating to normal at work (at least for the next few weeks), meaning it's possible to leave the cozy confines of the one-hour zone around Vilnius and see some more of the rest of our host...
  • Darbo diena savaitgaliais... 3 weeks ago  ...which is "Labor Day Weekend" in Lithuanian, at least according to Google Translate. Circumstances at work have required me to remain in the Vilnius area the past few weekends - this situation, plus the rainy weather, has kept us close to home over the three-day Labor Day holiday. But that...
  • Much ado about...? Weighing in from the Baltics 3 weeks ago A hot-air balloon flies by St. Catherine's Church - the view from our living roomThe Taiwan blogosphere is restless tonight... Homework finished, an after-dinner scooter rideThose who know me know that during the years I lived and worked in Taiwan I remained largely immune to the spell that Taiwan...

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09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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