Daily Archives: April 7, 2014

Thoughts of Lithuania and its place in the global culture

Calling LithuaniaA week or two ago, I was talking to my friend AAron. We try to keep up on a semi-weekly basis and this time there other people with him and his family and one of these other people, upon finding out I lived in Lithuania, had a question for me.

“Do you know any left-handed, redhead dentists?” she asked. Puzzled, I asked her why. She said when she needs to explain something as rare, the phrase which has become second nature to her is “rare as a left handed, red haired Lithuanian dentist.” I acknowledged that I did not know anyone who fit that particular description and we chuckled, but it started me thinking.

Then, a couple of days ago, AAron sent me the above ad from a magazine and those thoughts came back. Continue reading

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