5 Oct 2017
My best friend in the US married last week. I was her maid of honor (actually, because I am married, I was supposed to call myself the matron of honor – how terrible does that sound? Who the f…. wants to be a matron? Not me.)
1 Oct 2017
Honestly, I couldn’t care less about whether NFL players are standing or kneeling when the national anthem plays. My very first thought was, long before I had some discussions about that with my husband and several colleagues and friends, that kneeling is a very respectful gesture.
25 Sep 2017
Oh man, that was so good. My German friend, who lives in Connecticut, came to Maine and stayed in our house for two days. She and her son moved from Germany to Maine the same month as I did: in August, 2011. They lived here until 2016.
21 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
The town I live in has a huge airport that originally belonged to a military base (people are still mourning that it got shut down in 2011 – it meant so much business and it really brought a lot of color and variety into town).
12 Sep 2017
7 Sep 2017
4 Sep 2017
Almost every week, my colleague Jenny entertains us with adorable and funny stories about deer strolling through her back yard, chipmunks playing on her porch, and turkeys knocking on her back door. Yes, seriously, there is apparently one turkey – there are many living close to her house – that...
1 Sep 2017
Finally, I am doing it! After five years of procrastination I have started the process of registering my marriage in Germany and – even more important for me right now – changing my name in Germany, too.
29 Aug 2017
Well, that was really disappointing! I think everybody noticed the hype around the solar eclipse in the US on August 21, 2017. People traveled from far to be in the corridor of the full eclipse. I read that some had booked their hotel rooms two years ago just to make...