Category Archives: Life in Berlin

Cat-feeding and train-watching

Lucy gets a plate of vittles twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. The trains–city, local, regional and freight–whiz past, of course, all day , but mornings and evenings are especially busy. When Lucy’s mother is out … Continue reading

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East-West exchange

I’m only on the other side of the river and up the street from where I used to live–maybe a mile and a half away from the old place–of course, twenty some years ago that would have been quite an extreme move. I’d … Continue reading

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Situated

Steamed my first sticky rice in the new Wohnung last night. Listened to my first news and paced the floor for the first time. My drawers and shelves are full. I’ve flushed the toilet a few times now, taken two … Continue reading

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Commuting in the Dark and Getting Moved

Got my assed kick, my ass kicked and my assed kicked at work. All week. And then we got up and cried together…then we got moved. Got student movers–three Iraqi guys–to do the heavy lifting and we still got our butts kicked. But … Continue reading

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Save the community gardens of Berlin!

So Nadja just signed a lease on a place in Pankow. A beautiful place with a balcony that looks out over one of the community gardens that Berlin is famous for. Nadja heaven, really. Come to find out the community … Continue reading

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Berlin Graffiti: Bald Buzzards, Boomers and humanity as a kindergarten

The symbol of America’s Bald Eagle has been replaced by a Greedy Grey Buzzard, an aged vulture feeding on the already stripped carcass of the country’s dead dream. There is no meat left for the children this winter. And that, now, … Continue reading

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keys to the place

Got me the keys to the new pad. Now I just need a lightbulb or five. And fixtures in which to screw ’em. Not a light in the whole place…just bare wires…typical for Germany. I was lucky the place came … Continue reading

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