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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  • Can't think of a good title for this post... 5 days ago St. Casmir's ChurchWeekend update: with the temperature on a sunny Saturday afternoon a balmy 4°C (39°F), and with my daughter having a play date at a classmate's apartment, I went for a bike ride along the northern bank of the Nevis River, heading east and then northeast (away from Old Town)...
  • Child of the Corn 1 week ago Fall in Old TownIt's a weekend of problematic holidays, one of which has resulted in a day off and a three-day break from work. I'm referring, of course, to Columbus Day, a Federal holiday celebrating the Italian explorer who didn't "discover" the New World (a lot of people were already living...
  • The Hill of Crosses 2 weeks ago The Hill of Crosses (Kryžių kalnas) sits atop a small mound 10 kilometers to the north of Lithuania's fourth-largest city, Šiauliai. A strange but inspiring place of pilgrimage, the sight of these thousands of crosses was undoubtedly the highlight of this past weekend. Although the Hill of...
  • Shrooms dude... 3 weeks 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 month 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...

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09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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