Notes from a Lapsed German

It’s asparagus season in Germany. If you’ve ever been in Germany around this time of year, or know Germans and have heard them talk about the “white gold”, salivating as they were describing it, you know what a big deal this is (and if you don’t, but want to find out more, I recommend this […]

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Brain Freeze

I just stumbled upon this draft of a blog post I wrote back in January. I’d forgotten about it, as I think I was planning on adding some finishing touches before publishing it, but then the Big Freeze happened, mid February, and quite dramatically trampled my piddly little Brain Freeze. What actually happened was my […]

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I had a dream the other night that was so vivid it had me waking up gasping for air. I dreamt that I had moved back to Germany, and was looking at houses, a refugee from the US, running back to safety. I have had dreams about being back in Germany, and also the UK, […]

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Life Through the Teen Lens

This post was prompted by three things: 1) a mom meltdown with my teens this morning, 2) Joe Biden staying calm while Trump tried to dismantle his son’s reputation for not fitting the mould (of course he said way more than that but let’s use this expression for now), and 3) a parent teen brag […]

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Avvinue Podcast Interview

A few months ago, I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Nicole Caba from The Moving Roadmap Podcast, powered by Avvinue. It’s just been released, and if you’re interested, you can listen to it here, or read the transcript. Avvinue offers a relocation platform to coordinate your entire move abroad – anywhere in […]

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Road Trip – Part 2

Next stop: Fruita, Colorado. This was our base for a full week, a tiny one-horse town near Grand Junction, close to the Utah border, and the perfect base from which to explore this part of the country. S had to work for a few days, which suited me fine, as I still felt pretty rough, […]

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Road Trip – Part 1

I love a good road trip, and luckily, I live in a country that is made for road trips! If I wanted to sound cynical, I would say that right now, that’s about the only good thing about this country. But I don’t want to ruin the mood. We planned our road trip in lieu […]

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Lockdown Musings

May 2020 was supposed to be this crazy busy, amazing, end-of-an-era month. A May to remember! I have all those dates popping up in my calendar, dates that I meticulously noted at the beginning of the school year, in a previous life. Now they are evil reminders of the things we are missing.

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