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How to Respond to Letters From Waldorf Frommer

Have you received a warning letter from Waldorf Frommer, accusing you of downloading film, television, or music content using a p2p file-sharing freeware? Are you being asked to sign German language documents you cannot understand, and pay a fine of 815 euros?  747 more words


Oktoberfest 2016 in Pictures

The taps are open at the world’s biggest beer festival in Germany that runs until Oct 3rd. The event dates to 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese and the people of Munich were invited to attend the festivities. Boston Globe

World Stories

Week 2

Well, I can see that a weekly Sunday posting format isn’t working very well. I’ll have to put some more thought into my schedules. This week’s update will be pretty simple since the mundane routine of classwork has started to settle in. 247 more words



The compromise we made for our honeymoon was, if we chose Europe, we would go during Oktoberfest.

We were about a 15 minute walk away from the showgrounds. 763 more words

Travel And Plans

2 lions escape from Leipzig Zoo in Germany

BERLIN – Officials say two lions have escaped from a zoo in eastern Germany.

The Leipzig Zoo told the dpa news agency Thursday that the lions somehow escaped from their cages overnight and are somewhere on the zoo grounds. 50 more words


Prolific, prodigious, but never pop: Inside the mind of Cape Town designer Atang Tshikare

First published on The Africa Report

The mind of self-taught Cape Town designer Atang Tshikare fizzles with ideas. But he’s always focused on one thing: telling positive stories about Africa. 809 more words