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Secret Vienna: The World of Literature in the Past and the Present

After the long Easter holidays, I am back in our beautiful Vienna and what better way to spend my free time than to go exploring. Once again I tagged along for an amazing tour around our beloved Vienna with… 344 more words


Springtime Zweig

What a joy to knit! My Violet Mint Zweig sweater kept me busy for much of March, and what a great pattern it was.  It’s probably the best-fitting sweater I’ve ever made for myself, and I made zero modifications to the pattern.  79 more words


February/March Recap

Welp. I said I’d write one of these every month, and then promptly didn’t after January’s. I’m going to try again and hope for the best. 322 more words

Book Review: The World of Yesterday

I’m sixty-five years old. I’m educated and I have spent a good deal of my leisure reading and watching movies. After reading this book I find it hard to believe that I had never heard of Stefan Zweig until Rod Dreher mentioned him in a blog post a few weeks ago. 527 more words


Violet Mints

As kids, my three sisters and I were briefly obsessed with these violet-flavored mints sold at our local European import store. While the taste was unimpressive, the color and packaging were just irresistible. 356 more words


Finished Object: Zweig

Also known as the sweater that was a little tighter than I planned.

This sweater is an hommage to my Minnesotan childhood winters.  The natural white mimics a blanket of snow and the tonal blue reminds me of a the blue skies that can only happen on the coldest days. 250 more words

My Handmade Wardrobe

Stefan Zweig

If you’ve been tuned in here for the last few weeks, you know that I have just finished reading Stefan Zweig’s book, The World of Yesterday.  197 more words