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Everything up  Posted on 07/15/2014
Wishing wellI've been thinking a lot about something a doctor said to me this week: 'Obviously there is more to life than having children.' Obviously. Anyway. I'm busy with lots of boring things. Mostly really super...
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Germany loves us  Posted on 07/06/2014
After my rant about how much I hate Brandenburg (I had just come back from three weeks in the USA) Germany decided to be extra good to me. The weather has been fab. We're in the middle of cherry-watermelon season, yum, yum, yum....
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Happier times: moving from West to East  Posted on 06/29/2014
I was looking at some old pictures from Malente today and I felt awful. Remembering those tough but happy times I realized just how not very happy we are all now. I'm sad to say but I still haven't gelled with Brandenburg. Not at...
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Consumerism in Germany and the USA  Posted on 05/12/2014
How much stuff do you need to live? How much stuff do you need to be happy? How do you benchmark those needs?I'm not even going to lie, I like shopping. Everyone knows I like shopping. But I only like shopping for fun things, like...
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Extra Stupid Happy  Posted on 04/25/2014
My daughter is at that age where dandelions and rolly pollies are magical. Honestly I think I forgot all about how much fun being a kid can be. Nature is fascinating and terrifying at the same time. She loves bees and spiders until she...
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Types of Expats  Posted on 04/08/2014
I totally lied to you guys. I'm so sorry. I can't help myself. I'm not going to stop writing right now. Mostly because my brain will not shut up and if I don't write this post my brain is going to keep going blah blah...
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Farewell  Posted on 04/07/2014
I thought it wouldn't be fair to go dark without an explanation.I'm taking Nine and Ninety Nine off line in the next week or so. I've submitted my grad school application. Committing 40 hours a week to school plus being a...
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Breaking the cycle: stopping child abuse  Posted on 04/05/2014
I have the capacity to be a monster. The generations that came before me gave me a legacy of addiction, depression, alcoholism, bipolar disorder, suicide, violence, domestic violence, and both physical and verbal child abuse. There is also...
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Everything hurts  Posted on 04/04/2014
Lady FrankensteinI don't think I would be able to survive without Ibuprofen this week. I unconsciously clench my jaw when I'm anxious. (I'm trying and failing not to while writing this post.) This results is some serious...
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  • carolpelzer
    carolpelzer 16 January 2014 14:02:56

    Reading your post about learning German in Germany gave hope. I'll be moving to Germany (from Dublin) with my (German) husband in May, but my German is pretty basic. Well, I've been to Germany lots of time and it's a shame I haven't learn the language before but to be honest I could never think we would be moving there in this lifetime. Tks for sharing your experience. x

  • IT-Consultant
    IT-Consultant 24 October 2013 11:10:31

    I read your blog and I find it direct and to the point. I left the United States in 1988 and have never looked back. I find our fellow country men and women are living in a closed society. We think we are the center of the world and everything else does not matter. We need to wake up and realize there is more to this big world. Plus we all need to realize there are better systems in place. I could never think about going back to the states. I have way more security and way oportunities in this country.

    Your not the only one thinking this way.

  • Ayman berrou
    Ayman berrou 15 October 2013 13:12:54

    Nice Blog

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