Character Interview with Lady Anne

I went back to harder times to have this discussion with Lady Anne. She is a fascinating woman, but she has an edge to her, a dangerous kind of edge. Since I didn't want to cross her, I made sure to have enough mulled wine. Welcome, Lady Anne. It’s lovely of you to join us. [...]

Character Interview with Paisley

Welcome! Meet Paisley, an expert on counting. If you have problems counting or can’t teach your child their numbers, just call on Paisley, and he’ll be more than happy to help out. Me: Why do you sleep on a bed made out of sand? Paisley: Because it's very warm and I like the soft texture [...]

How to be German

In August 2012, I moved to a small town in Germany in the North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) area. Little did I know that Adolph Hitler spent much of his time in the NRW in his early years. It’s the most populous state in Germany, the fourth largest in area, and contains four of Germany’s ten [...]