Nettles, Germans love them.  They harvest them to make tea, they take nettle leaf supplements and believe that they cure damn near everything.  Every damn time I brush against some Nettles, my German husband assures me that I will not have to worry about developing Rheumatism.  (Too late dear husband, too late.  The arthritis […]

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Mom Stories

After my last blog post, many kind people suggested that I try to think of all the good times that I had with my mom.  To try and stay focused on the happy, and not the sad memories associated with her. So, in response to those suggestions I have come up with a few of […]

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Wrapping up Summer: An Update

Well, we are wrapping up summer here in Western Germany.  The leaves are starting to turn.  Actually, they started doing that quite some time ago, and many have already fallen.  We had a very hot, dry summer here, and it really stressed the trees out a lot.  But, the sunny days and hot weather made […]

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A Little Under the Weather

I can tell you almost exactly the moment that I began to feel ill.  Friday, June 29th at around 1330. Cheyenne and I had just finished our A1 Language Exam and were walking through the streets of Köln.  It was a very warm day, but I suddenly started feeling a bit chilled.  Chilled yet still […]

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