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Lessons Learned from a Year in Europe

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
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It’s been nearly nine months since my family relocated to Germany for my husband’s one-year job assignment. In these nine months, we have traveled to

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NEXT – The Survival of Holes & Cattle

Friday, February 11th, 2011
by on Playing Around

When I first heard of a play being promoted as a “Dark & Dirty WWII Prostitute Drama,” admittedly, I was intrigued. Usually, when I think

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The Emperor’s Private Paradise:
Treasures From The Forbidden City

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
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Plum Blossom Panel When I visited The Forbidden City, over 20 years ago, large sections of the grounds were out-of-bounds because, due to civil war

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Following the Lead of a Child

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
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The first time my eight year old son, Riley, stepped onto a tram, the experience opened his eyes to a new, fascinating hobby. We now

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Learning to Speak Like a King

Thursday, November 11th, 2010
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The King’s Speech is a visually stunning film that plays like magically moving vintage photographs. It depicts a time when cigarettes were good for you,

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Turning Forty—A Milestone or a Millstone?

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
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I’m turning 40 this month. I really don’t know how to feel about this…I always thought 40 was old, and now that I am approaching

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It’s All German to Me! Dealing with the Language Gap

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
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By Stacey Walz Now I know how my kindergarteners feel. I was in Konsum, a German grocery store, in front of what I thought was

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My Eat Pray Love—A Year in Germany

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
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Like so many women, I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir, Eat Pray Love, with a tinge of jealousy. I didn’t envy her the pain of a

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