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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  • The Sky is Falling!: The Day of Restoration of the State of Lithuania 5 days ago Flags, flags everywhereVladimir Putin was once quoted as saying that the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century. But it's actually the opposite of that observation that's true - the establishment of the USSR in 1917 (formally in 1922) ushered in...
  • In the center of the Lantern Festival 1 week ago The girls admire a frozen lakeSaturday was the fifteenth day of the first month of the Lunar New Year, meaning it was time for the Lantern Festival 元宵節. You wouldn't have known it in Lithuania, of course, but that's perfectly understandable. What's harder to comprehend is why you wouldn't...
  • Feeling delirious 2 weeks ago It's been a quiet weekend staying at home (for the most part) as I struggle to contain a cold from getting worse. Which is a shame because the weather has been pretty nice lately. Yesterday, in fact, would've been a great day to have gone for a drive outside of Vilnius, but sometimes timing just...
  • A new year in an old town 3 weeks ago Kristiana might be a citadel of capitalism (in this case cosmetics and fashion) on Gedimino Prospektas, but the figure above the sign looks suspiciously SovietSaturday is the first day of the Year of the Rooster 酉, Day One of the Lunar New Year. In an attempt to replicate an aspect of Taiwanese...
  • Eleven-plus - 生日快樂! 1 month ago My little girl is growing up - Amber turned eleven on Saturday:The day began as most Saturdays do, with my daughter going to her swim class, and my using that time to go for a walk in the park behind the gym where Amber was doing laps in the pool:Lithuania is a land of crossesWalking through the...

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Fredfong
09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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