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Indigestible Old World

In Vilnius, the ground shakes with contradictions for people who feels history through place.  Place itself doesn’t change, and the buildings may or may not change.  Only the tenants change.  In old city, the tenants have gone from Jewish families … Continue reading

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The Forest, Haunted or Enchanted?

The “Old Country” was never much specified when my sister and I pressed “which country?”  The borders were always changing in Eastern Europe, and as my mother used to say, “we were nothing anyway.”  When we demanded a name, the … Continue reading

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