Monthly Archives: September 2013

Between Tatort and Bundeswahl

    My Sunday evenings are defined by a glass of red wine, in the winter a cozy fire and Tatort. For a long time I scoffed at the television show, wondering how it could possibly still be popular since 1970 … Continue reading

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Replanted: Coming Home to a Foreign Place

Germany has been calling to me my whole life. It began with the stories of my aunt and uncles who had spent a year or more of their lives there, learning the language and eating “good German food”. As a … Continue reading

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Hard Work Birthdays

Birthdays are hard work in Germany. Hard work? How can a birthday possibly be hard work? Given it has been a few years since I celebrated a birthday in the States, but I remember friends baking cakes, parents treating me … Continue reading

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Breaking Hearts

Tuesday I sat at the computer, all geared up to let loose on my newest blog post. I sat staring at the blank page, considering. Usually some conversation or event is my Bunsen burner. It gives heat to a topic … Continue reading

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