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American Adventures Abroad: The Four Germanies

I am American and damn proud of it. I was born in Germany, left almost 30 years ago, and, like a plant from another ecosystem, I am exposed to the new Germany for the first time. 881 more words

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Culinary Misconceptions

In the 1980’s we spent a year (from 1985-1986) living abroad in a most unusual place, “behind the Iron Curtain” in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). 1,916 more words

Reminiscence

German History,... Going Through The Forest With Friends,...

My friends and me live in Lübeck as I often wrote. Today was one of the hot summer days and it was so hot in my apartment. 1,083 more words

Photography

SHORT & SWEET REVIEW: SWIMMING IN THE DARK BY PADDY RICHARDSON

Note, the format of my Short and Sweet reviews differs in that they simply comprise the book blurb and a short response (hence, the short and sweet). 473 more words

Book Reviews

The Ethical Dimension

I’d like to talk ethics today, with East Germany in view, though, because it was a society that allowed an alternate vision, not only of what might have been possible (good and bad), but into what we were all like back before the Wall came down in 1989. 799 more words

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