Tag Archives: Family

Berlin, part 2: The Adventures of Heidi and Amanda

After the Fulbright Conference, I had Easter break at school.  For me, the break meant three weeks of traveling.  I also had a visitor: my soon-to-be relative, Amanda! How will Amanda and I be related?  Well… she’s the fiance of … Continue reading

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He Likes Me for Me

Guten Tag, liebe LeserInnen, and happy New Year!  After 17 days in the US, and a bit of a blogging break, I am happy to report that I am back in Damme, alive and mostly well.  Once I have finally … Continue reading

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Nikolaustag and My Niece

In the German-speaking world, December 6th is Nikolaustag, or Saint Nikolaus’s Day.  This day commemorates St. Nikolaus, the Catholic saint who would later serve as the basis for the Protestant Weihnachtsmann/Father Christmas/Santa Claus.  In reality, Nikolaustag supports my theory that … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving #1: The Torture Pictures

Moin, everyone! It is officially one week until my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. On Monday, the girls at worked turned to me and said, “We’ve been thinking about it, and we think we should all celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s soon, right?” “Yes,” … Continue reading

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