Two decades of real life adventure in Germany.

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Never Vacuum on a Sunday

Even though I have been living in Germany long enough to know just about everything useful, today I was confronted with something brand new.  Even though I should […]

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Applying U.S. or U.K. University

It’s Fall and I am reminiscing about the times when choosing our pumpkins for carving was the biggest challenge of October.  Put out the newspaper on the floor […]

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German politics made simple: Angie is ‘IN’

  If you ask your friends who leads Germany or who has influence in the Euro zone, chances are big they will say Angela Merkel.  People everywhere know […]

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Pumpkin – Uncanned!

      Growing up in Minnesota, a pumpkin was either a big round orange thing that you carved out at Halloween into a scary Jack O’ Lantern […]

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Early Wine and Onion Pie!

When September comes, everybody starts talking about Oktoberfest – as if all Germany has to offer is Bockwurst and Beer and corresponding genders running around in Lederhosen and […]

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Sqeezin’ in the Streets

Forget the chrome and heavy metal on wheels to protect us and our families from being squished to smitherines in the event of an accident on the autobahn.  […]

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University calling

       Parents of older secondary students are likely concerning themselves right now with where their children will go off and study.  For children with dual citizenship, […]

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Father’s Day in the forest

It was amazing that I could get out of bed this morning after having participated in an extended version of German Father’s Day without being a father.  22 […]

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Don’t forget to peel the asparagus

May is a beautiful month in Germany because blossoms are popping out all over, bringing new life and color to our eyes, tired of winter gray.  May Day […]

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Turning 50 in my 2/5 home

Last week I turned 50.  I calculated I have lived 2/5 of my life in Germany, 3/5 in the U.S. and although this isn’t a 50/50 split, I […]

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