Tag Archives: Latvia

the williamsburg of latvia

the williamsburg of latvia ilze tigule quoting Photo: Magnetic Latvia Some people call this little place, Cēsis, “the Williamsburg of Latvia.” How so? Hipsters baby, hipsters. Lots of people have a problem with hipsters, those bearded, green juice drinking, artisanal cheese eating, post New Age people. Me, I like them, because where they go to “nest,” […]

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cautiously optmistic

cautiously optimistic what i’ve found: brooklinen gaija quoting Women protest for the right to enter a temple, January 1, in Kerala State, India. “Cautiously optimistic,” sounds like the prognosis for the development of a disease, but in this case I’m cautiously optimistic about 2019. Like many of us, I’ve felt kind of “sick” these past […]

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cold-weather helmet liner bathing suit

This has become an annual tradition for me, a kind of tribute to my mother. I apologize to those who have read it before, but I have new readers who I think will enjoy it. It’s bathing suit season, in preparation for the unveiling of the bathing suit I have been collaborating on, I think reposting this […]

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women working, a member of my tribe?

Ethnic beauty, diversity, different definitions of beauty—concepts that are dear to me. I’ve written about the feeling of sisterhood that I experience when I see women who look like they come from my tribe.  I saw this woman out of the corner of my eye, tending bar in a local restaurant. She caught my eye, […]

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