Reflections

That German Pickle Ornament Tradition…

That German Pickle Ornament Tradition…

Green Pickle Christmas Tree Ornament I'd seen them in Christmas catalogs years ago. They caught my eye in pop-up Christmas shops. I'd even come across them occasionally on friends' trees. The Pickle...

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Made it to Berlin

Made it to Berlin

The name Berlin has its roots in the language of West Slavic inhabitants of the area, and is possibly related to the Old Polabian berl/birl, which means swamp. That's not so glamorous. The good news...

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Boenhoeffer – The 2003 Movie

Boenhoeffer – The 2003 Movie

This documentary is not remotely a romp in the park. It defies half-watching because so much is in subtitles German. The movie is filled with disturbing footage. Despite all this, I am grateful that...

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