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Life off the Autobahn

Life off the Autobahn

Never Vacuum on a Sunday

October 27, 2013 by CK

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 have know… Read more…

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Applying U.S. or U.K. University

October 9, 2013 by CK

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 and let… Read more…

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German politics made simple: Angie is ‘IN’

September 27, 2013 by CK

  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 who she… Read more…

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Pumpkin – Uncanned!

September 26, 2013 by CK

      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 or it… Read more…

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Early Wine and Onion Pie!

September 13, 2013 by CK

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 Dirndls. Do… Read more…

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Sqeezin’ in the Streets

August 22, 2013 by CK

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.  What we… Read more…

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University calling

May 25, 2013 by CK

       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, they will… Read more…

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Father’s Day in the forest

May 10, 2013 by CK

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 Kilometers to… Read more…

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Don’t forget to peel the asparagus

April 23, 2013 by CK

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 is coming… Read more…

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Turning 50 in my 2/5 home

April 9, 2013 by CK

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 call both… Read more…

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