Going to the Doctor – America vs. Germany

Many of us aren’t fans of going to the doctor. We’d rather pretend our cholesterol or blood pressure is normal. Or the holidays are to blame for our additional weight gain, even if we’re not quite sure which holidays we’re referring to. For whatever reason, visits to the doctor make many of us uncomfortable. When [...]

Enjoy Your Surroundings

Sometimes I forget to just BE in the moment. To look around and appreciate what’s around me. When I do, I wind up being and feeling pleasantly surprised. And I also want to share the experience with others. I’m going to bring you on a little journey. This journey consists of one of several bike [...]

Hidden Gems in Germany

Today I'm going to take you to a few hidden gems we visited over Easter vacation. I'm always looking for those different places that aren't overrun by tourists. The little towns tucked away in the hills or by the sea. We had such a lousy winter that we were ready to take off to someplace [...]

Why Don’t You Speak German?

Ah, the infamous question I come across in Germany. The woman at the DMV, who mumbles German. My doctor, who understands English but doesn’t speak it. The German woman down the street, the Polish neighbor who wants to talk to me, and then my husband’s family. It’s interesting how I never asked an immigrant in [...]

I’m Back!

Oh, it’s been a crazy year, right? Between politics, social media, and natural catastrophes, it’s no wonder we’re all not twitching and aimlessly wandering about screaming obscenities. Well, maybe some of you are. I’m going to get it out of the way, so here’s a quick run-down of my take on a few things. I [...]