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Riga: This Post is All About the Food
The whole Baltics trip started because I wanted to go to Riga.  The reason I wanted to go to Riga is that I read that it had more Art Nouveau buildings than any other city in the world.  (Yes, that's right, the WORLD!)  We spent an extra day in Riga to see ...
Riga: This Post is All About the Food
Riga: This Post is All About the Food
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Tallinn II: Telliskivi and Kalamaja
On our only sunny day of the trip, we visited the area west of the Old Town.  Telliskivi is a section of the city that once housed Soviet factories.  This area has been taken over by restaurants, shops, design centers; it is now called The Creative Area.  T...
Tallinn II: Telliskivi and Kalamaja
Tallinn II: Telliskivi and Kalamaja
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Tallinn I: The Old City
Tallinn is a beautiful city with a wonderful Old Town that has architecture ranging from medieval to art nouveau.  Several years ago, I saw a picture of Tallinn when it was named the European Cultural Capital, and I thought how cool it would be to get there...
Tallinn I: The Old City
Tallinn I: The Old City
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Our Trip to the Baltics---The Good, the Not So Good, and the Truly Horrible: A Narrative of Retirement Blogpost
This is an overview post about our recent trip to the Baltics:  Tallinn, Estonia; Riga, Latvia; and Vilnius Lithuania. It will be followed by individual posts on the where we went and what we did.  On this post, I'm going to give an introduction to our adve...

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If you can vote, VOTE!
 Tony and I voted today because next Tuesday (shriek) we will be in the Baltics. Kentucky doesn't have in person early voting unless you will be out of the country, are over a certain age,  or have physical issues of various sorts.  Nevertheless, the line w...
If you can vote, VOTE!
If you can vote, VOTE!
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Martinis
Tony and I love martinis, but they are a special treat, not for everyday.  We always drink them,  though, when we got to the Harbor Haus, a beautiful restaurant in Copper Harbor, which has the best martinis in the Keweenaw.  Indeed, we number them among our...
Martinis
Martinis
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The Russian Summer: A Reading in Retirement Blogpost
Summer 2018: I got myself into a Russian Roulette. Earlier this year, I had read an outstanding review of Yuri Slezkine's   The House of Government.   It is a book about the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, until about World War II.  But it is a histor...

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We're Going to the Baltics!
As those of you who read my blog know, I love Budapest.  For many reasons: architecture, food, music, wine, and more.  In general, I really like Central and Eastern Europe.  This interest began in 2001 when I had a Fulbright to a small city in Romania calle...

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Doors and Floors: Dared and Done
For all  those who have followed our  doors and floors saga from afar and for all those who have suffered through my endless re-tellings from nearby, here is the ending. On last Thursday, the doors arrived. On Friday installation began. However, it wasn't f...
Doors and Floors: Dared and Done
Doors and Floors: Dared and Done
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The Search for a Hungarian National Style.
[NOTE:  Life up here has been extremely uneventful.  It is certainly pleasant, but not much of note has happened.  We are still waiting for the floors, which means we are still kind of camping out, and still not ready for company.  With (luck) things will t...
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