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Intersection of Art and Psychology

Amazon recently listed a new Kindle book, The Intersection of Art and Psychology, edited by Darius Illevicius and Russell Chartier. This open access volume is a discussion of various topics related to art and psychology. I […]

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Art marathon starts in Kybartai

This September, I will be having a marathon of art exhibits in Lithuania. The first one is in the Algimantas Kezys Art Gallery which is part of the Kybartai Cultural Center. A selection from six […]

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Varnupiu Sacred Mound (Piliakalnis) Installation

The first stones were placed today in my outdoor, large-scale installation at the base of Varnupių Sacred Mound (piliakalnis), near Marijampolė, Lithuania. The full installation will cover an area a quarter the size of a […]

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Day of Mourning and Hope

June 14, 1941 was the day of horror on which Stalin’s mass deportations started in Lithuania. It is now remembered as the “Day of Mourning and Hope”. Paulo Gomes, a 17-year-old high school student at […]

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Sūduva of the World: Jubilee Exhibition of Artists from Sūduva

Opening of the “Sūduva of the World–a Jubilee Exhibition of Artists from Sūduva” at the Marijampole Cultural Center, Lithuania, May 27, 2021. The video can be seen by clicking HERE. Onutė Surdokienė is the organizer […]

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June 14: Day of Mourning and Hope / further Portuguese translations

June 14 1941, was the day of horror on which Stalin’s mass deportations started in Lithuania. It is now remembered as the Day of Mourning and Hope. Three months ago, I informed you about Paulo […]

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A poetic honor

Two weeks ago, the Lithuanian poetry festival, PoPa 2021 took place at the Lithuanian Museum of Art in Lemont, Illinois. This was organized by Sandra Avižienytė. The accompany book of poetry is “Laumės Juosta” (“Fairy’s […]

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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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