Monthly Archives: June 2013

You Never Know

It’s impossible to live in Germany and NOT talk about the weather. Wherever you go and with whomever you speak, the first topic of conversation is always the weather, not because Germans like small talk (in fact most Germans are … Continue reading

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Letting Go in Picture Form

A gorgeous photo from Jaime to accompany my post “Letting Go”.

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Letting Go

Last week as I was cleaning out our catch-all corner, pieces of dried salt dough with Alida’s preserved baby handprint came across my path. Luckily the part with her hand was still in one piece, but her name and the … Continue reading

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Exciting Blog News

As a result of a fabulous new partnership between a former roommate and still friend of mine, Jaime Placencia and me, my blog will finally get the desperate color-injection it needed. From now on all the gorgeous photos you will … Continue reading

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The Enigma of the German “Sie”

For anyone who has learned a foreign language, the sympathy will most likely be inevitable. You will recognize that feeling of having to make constant choices while speaking, not really sure if the one you just made was the best. … Continue reading

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One Gray Hair at a Time

Aging fascinates me. And I’m not talking about just the growing-up part from a tiny, helpless, yet oh-so-wise infant to a fiery independent three-year-old to a smarty-pants, rolling-eyed second grader. Those “growing-up” stages are captivating and heart-breaking all at the … Continue reading

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To Blog or Not to Blog

Finally, finally I was able to open up to my husband and share about my inner-writing conflicts. I’m not sure that he really understands me, although he is trying, but actually I’m not sure anyone understands me. But who really … Continue reading

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