Monthly Archives: September 2005

Die Wahl 2005

On Sunday, Germans go to the polls to choose their next Chancellor. The process if very different from how we select Presidents, but many of the debates and issues would seem at home in America.  If all goes as expected, … Continue reading

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The Best American Travel Writing 2003

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A Week in Franconia

We got back last night from spending five nights in northern Bavaria, in the Franconia region.  Jenny had to work most of the week with Siemens in the town of Forchheim.  Since my German classes are over I got to … Continue reading

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Tourists at the Gates of Dawn

We spent a long weekend in Vilnius, Lithuania, and we had a great time.  Between a lot of work and several consecutive weekends of travel, Jenny was pretty exhausted, so we took it easier than we normally would on a … Continue reading

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Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens

I just finished Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens, the German translation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  Of course, I have read the American version and seen the movie, so I was familiar with the story.  … Continue reading

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It’s All Downhill From Here

It’s very likely that today I am more fluent in German than I have ever been before (or in any other foreign language), and more fluent than I will ever be again.  After sixteen weeks of three hours of German … Continue reading

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