Tag Archives: Latvia

models, markets, mushrooms, and more

Latvia is about models, markets, mushrooms, and more. It’s the kind of place that is often called a country with a “complex and troubled history.” It’s the kind of history that maybe even most historians don’t want to delve into. It’s the kind of history that most people simply want to ignore, because it’s too […]

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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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