Tag Archives: German culture

High-profile blogger launches attack on Basset Hound owners

The problem with Basset Hounds is they suck. If you’re a Basset lover, I’m not sorry for writing this, I’m sorry for you. Right now as you’re reading this there’s probably something you need┬áto clean or repair, something that got … Continue reading

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The January of summer

I cooked a chili and thought about starting a fire inside. July is the January of summer, right smack in the middle, that can last as long as you want it to depending on your attitude, and whether or not … Continue reading

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‘Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund’

Some of the girls in the beer tent wear their hair braided Princess Leia style and some of them look like nymphs on a Led Zeppelin album cover crawling on rocks, or a Maxfield Parrish print lazing by the pool … Continue reading

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‘Einmal ist keinmal’

It’s like the Germans are all on some schedule here that we’re not getting. In February, everyone was pruning on the same day, stacking limbs in neat piles to dry and burn. Last week Dawn went to a bonfire where … Continue reading

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Americans just think they can go anywhere (2)

We met Eberhard and drove to the Landratsamt to get our new/used German car registered, by the police station and other government offices where he worked as a cop for 40 years. We took a number and sat, and the … Continue reading

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De do do do, Die, Das, Der, Dem

Six years ago we were leaving Germany about this time following a three month sabbatical, and I was returning┬áto work. It may have been auspicious, I had a blowout on the highway and had to call roadside assistance my first … Continue reading

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Uncommon denominators

Today we put down a deposit on a used car in a town we couldn’t pronounce that sounded like a slur or spit coming up — Eberhard got right on the used car search with his handy at the Bahnhof … Continue reading

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