23 Mar 2017
Andrew forwarded me this article and I had a ball! It is a really fun article about how the use or misuse of a certain comma could cost a company a lot of money. The story was published nationwide, but I really recommend reading this specific article because the author made a dry topic into a very fun story. Believe me, after this article you will never forget what an Oxford comma is and what it is good for.
20 Mar 2017
This was something I was well aware of when I moved here: I needed to get a good credit score in order to become a fully valuable person in American society. If you have a bad credit score banks won’t give you bank accounts, credit cards, or loans in case...
17 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017
I wrote in my August 2016 post about my 74 year old friend who was desperately looking for a job. A couple months ago she found two part-time jobs: one for the weekends and the other one for the weekdays. Now she works 36 hours over six days a week.
9 Mar 2017
Last week I visited a class that was organized by the Maine Department of Labor. I sat there listening to what the instructor had to say about the duties of safety officers. Suddenly I noticed that I had been staring at the American flag for at least ten minutes.
3 Mar 2017
28 Feb 2017
There is this funny bar in Portland: Bubba’s Sulky Lounge. The first thing you notice when you enter is the original decor. Someone must have raided all of Maine’s antique shops in order to get the very unique and sometimes very funny stuff that you find in this dance bar.
24 Feb 2017
It was a bit unsettling for me when Donald Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban people from seven countries from the US went public. At first, even green card holders were denied entry into the US.. Up until that day I felt pretty safe with my green card.
21 Feb 2017
I have a friend who lives in Connecticut now. But we met in Maine six years ago when we both moved in August, 2011 from Germany to the US. She is a green card winner from The American Dream and connected me with this great company.
18 Feb 2017
This is so awesome! We had a big snow storm here. This time it didn’t hit us on a weekend, but on a Monday. Yes, that always means a lot of snow blowing and shoveling (no matter which day of the week the snow storm comes) but that also means...