Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on September 20th, 2010

This is me playing anthropologist, and it’s light, anecdotal, and the rest, but I still found it rather interesting. I was at dinner with a friend while I was in Vilnius, and somehow, for some reason, cardinal directions came up. The friend refused to dare to guess where north was, relative to our positions on […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on February 25th, 2010

When Lithuania (re-)declared independence on 11 March 1990, I was not yet even in high school. I often wished I was about eight years older, so that I might somehow throw myself into the mix out there, in the wild edge-of-reality process of nation building. ((A cousin of mine, seven years my senior, did send […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 6th, 2009

[Disclosure: The author of this novel is a good friend of mine, but he neither solicited this review nor has he seen it before its posting.] The surname “Nowak,” like its Balto-Slavic variants throughout Eastern Europe (“Новотный,” “Nowicki,” “Naujokas,” etc.), was affixed to the newcomer. Where the other villagers would have names based on occupations, […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on May 27th, 2008

Back when inCulto’s video for “Welcome (to Lithuania)” was first making its way through the diaspora, many times the link to the video was included with some kind of language calling it a “commercial” or “tourist video” of some sort for Lithuania. Well, via Ežiukas su kedais, I learn that the animators, PetPunk , have […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 22nd, 2008

Kamarausko ‘Vilnius Synagogue’ (Wikipedia) I first heard of the situation regarding Dariaus Udrio resignation from LALB about a week ago. I was sad that he felt the need to resign, but I was more frustrated about the responses to his resignation, both in private emails forwarded to me and in public arenas. Once I saw […]

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