Author Archives: PLIOPLYS AV

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Laumes Juosta / Fairy’s Sash

“Fairy’s Sash” is a 11 x 60-foot size, wall-mounted installation at the Lithuanian Museum of Art in Lemont, Illinois. In it, black and white thought fragments, almost all with word segments, were affixed to the […]

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Alzheimer’s disease, aging, and research from 30 years ago: Great minds run in similar directions!

In the February 2021 issue of Nature, a group of neuroscience researchers from Stanford University, headed by Paras Minhas, published a report showing that prostaglandin EP2 modulates neurodegeneration in the aging brain and in Alzheimer’s […]

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Linksmu Velyku! Happy Easter!

Decorating Easter eggs was a strong tradition in our family. One person who perfected this art form was my sister, Ramute Plioplys. Born in 1953 in Toronto, Canada, at the age of three, she contracted […]

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COVID-19 and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Today’s New York Times has an article about the long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19. It can be read by clicking HERE. Of considerable interest is that the complex of symptoms described in this article match […]

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Lithuanian of the Week (Savaites lietuvis)

On Sunday, March 7, the Lithuanian national television program “Širdyje lietuvis” aired an interview with me during which I was declared “Lithuanian of the Week”. Quite an honor! In early December, Orijus Gasanovas with his […]

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Letters from Siberia now in Portuguese

Paulo Gomes is a 17-year-old high school student at the Jesuit-run Colegio Anchieta, in Porto Alegre, located in the southern most portion of Brazil. His primary interests are economics and history, and thus, quite naturally, […]

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Hypnotic trance: Libyan Sybil

A hypnotic trance is an altered state of attention, awareness, possibly of consciousness itself. The Sybils in general, and the Oracle at Delphi in particular, were famous for their divinatory-hypnotic trances throughout the ancient Mediterranean […]

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Third Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture: Mother Goddess

I am very pleased to announce that the Third Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Ruth Tringham of the University of California, Berkeley. The first two memorial lectures dealt with Marija’s Kurgan […]

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Interview about Marija Gimbutas

My outdoor installation “Thoughts of Ancient Burial Grounds”, detail,15 meters across, Quarry Hill Park, Rochester, Minnesota, 1981; Marija Gimbutas On January 26, I was interviewed by Agnė Kariūnaitė-Albright on Lithuanian National Radio’s “Pakeliui su klasika” […]

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Winter Solstice, Žiemos saulėgrįža

Stone Time Line, Grise Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Canadian High Arctic.  At noon, on the Summer Solstice, in  the most northerly settlement in North America, I placed seven stones in a line, each one at the […]

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