Live comments watching the Clinton vs Trump presidential debate: “No YOU’RE the puppet!” “Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger. He goes after their dignity, their self-worth, and I don’t think there is a woman anywhere who doesn’t know what that feels like.” -Hillary Clinton, hitting the nail right on the head “Well, Chris, let … More Facebook Posts: October 19 – 20, 2016
For all those people out there who voted for Trump: The best I can manage to explain your behavior is that you simply don’t know any people who will be hurt by a Trump presidency. Perhaps you do not know any refugees or immigrants. And also do not know any black people. And also do … More Facebook Post: November 8, 2016
Pro tip: If you’re even in charge of the website for a Latvian music festival, make sure to be reeeeally careful with your auto correct. The word “BALSS” wants to change into “BALLS” every. single. time. This could get real awkward real quick.
In the past year or so, my dog has met a coyote, met a famous hockey player, helped rescue at least 4 loose/lost dogs, pooed on a famous white nationalist’s house, and today he met a famous senator. Andy’s got stories, yo!
My Original Post: I don’t think there is a single issue more dear to me than that of refugees. Let me be clear: shitting on refugees is one of the worst things I can think of human beings doing to one another. These are those amongst us who need the most help, and the rest … More Facebook Post: January 28, 2017
Here’s a thing I wrote last year around Latvian Independence Day. Today Latvians in my city are celebrating Draudzīgais Aicinājums (“The Friendly Invitation”), a Latvian tradition where we celebrate and support schools. I can’t fathom how wholly unfair it is that my refugee community is fortunate enough to celebrate our traditions in the peaceful safety … More Facebook Post: January 29, 2017
My Original Post: So when it came to the inhumanity of rejecting refugees, I could at least understand the painfully, horrificly misguided logic of confusing isolationism with national security, yadda yadda. But when it comes to MEALS ON WHEELS?!?!?!?!?! Feeding the elderly yields no results?!?!?!?!?!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! HOW CAN ANYONE EVEN JUSTIFY THIS … More Facebook Post: March 17, 2017
Not sure what it says about me that my (positive!) review of my tax software was rejected for profanity.
Surreal. Just a couple days ago, I was participating in EU Open House Day, dancing polka on the sidewalk and sharing my Latvian culture with my fellow Americans. I walked around the corner and held hands in a circle with Romanian folk dancers, learning a bit about their culture. Three days later, I’m watching video … More Facebook Post: May 17, 2017
Signs you very much live in the 1st world: There are 35,964 hits for “wedding dog” on Etsy. Items include (but are not limited to): doggy bow ties, doggy tuxes, doggy flower girl dresses, doggy flower girl collars, doggy ring bearer collars, doggy ring bearer pillows, signs and bandannas saying “I do too” or “my … More Facebook Post: April 2, 2018