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 [...]

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Another day, another review. My husband and I joined a book club through meetup.com. This international site helps you meet people with similar interests. We've been slacking on reading,  so we thought a book club would get us back into the groove. We had our first meeting in December where we introduced ourselves and decided [...]

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 [...]