Monthly Archives: October 2018

Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Memel

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Šaltojo Karo Muziejus

The underground complex is huge, and reminded me of the Titan I complexes around Chico, which were built at the same time. Looking up at the underside of the silo cover. Looking down into the bottom of a silo. Lawrence … Continue reading

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and another

a half hour down the road. In Belarus, Croatia, Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, they are sandy ravines in coniferous forests.

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Žydų Žudynių Vieta ir Kapas

I know what this means now. The morning is cool, overcast and gray. The soil is sandy and damp on the track through the woods.

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Joseph Natoli: How and to what degree Trump himself is misrepresented is as meaningless to me as the personalizing of determining conditions, which is our present mindless approach to everything. If we represent the actualities that bring Trump to presence, … Continue reading

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Guardian: In a post-fact age, painstaking evidence surrounding Khashoggi’s disappearance is slowly winning the day, the only glimmer of good news in an extraordinarily grim few weeks. This last line of an article on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s … Continue reading

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Užupis reminded me a bit of Christiania, but the open-air hash market in a squatted military base in 2001 seemed a challenge to authority in a way that 2018 wannabe-poetic trite musings for tourists are not. If I were in … Continue reading

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Reading Plokhy I am astounded to learn Charles Bohlen, and so Roosevelt, was privy to the full Molotov-Ribbentrop terms only a day after the Pact was signed. Why is drivel from Kanye West and Melania Trump international news? Mysteries abound.

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The young MP came over, holstered automatic on hip, to inquire what it was I was doing approaching the base entrance, and was unsatisfied with my suggestion that I’d just turn around and be on my way. I ended up … Continue reading

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Hill of Crosses

What, exactly, is said about the faith of the people of this land is not clarified. The scene at the Hill of Crosses reminded me very much of Medjugorje – a road lined with cars, tables full of cheap religious … Continue reading

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The tallest church in Lithuania is to tall churches as Podgorica’s Niagara Falls of Montenegro is to waterfalls. I had a pleasant visit, and enjoyed the ambiance with small groups of others out on a bright, cool, breezy autumn afternoon. … Continue reading

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Liudiškiai Mass Graves

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