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Off to the UK

In a few hours, I’ll be flying off to the UK. I don’t know how good my Internet access will be, so expect light blogging and don’t be surprised if I can’t respond to every comment rightaway. I had planned … Continue reading

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“Thanks, but I’m not flooded” and other links

In case anybody is worried whether I have been affected by the record breaking floods currently affecting Germany and much of central Europe (The Atlantic has a photo gallery here), I’m far from any potential flooding and safe, though some … Continue reading

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The Twilight of the Fax Machine

I’m one of the very few private citizens who still own a fax machine. In fact, I’m not even sure how many businesses still own a fax machine, since the fax machine is large obsolete these days, when only a … Continue reading

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Events, Plugs and Links

If you’re in the Bremen area, Elke Marion Weiss will be presenting her new crime novel Die ungewisse Reise nach Samarkand at the Krimibibliothek at the Bremer Stadtbibliothek at 6:30 tonight. Heartache is the featured new release at the Short … Continue reading

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Election Day Linkdump

Don’t worry, I’m not going to comment on this Sunday’s elections in Schleswig-Holstein, France, Greece and Serbia – I just needed a post title. Meanwhile, it seems we are still discussing the same topics we were discussing last week: At … Continue reading

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Frosty Days, Icy Nights

This is the coldest night of the year, the coldest night in many years in fact. According to the weather forecast plug-in in my Firefox browser and the indoor/outdoor thermometer, we minus 13 degrees Celsius outside. Here in North Germany, … Continue reading

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Rocks of History

Today, I prepared a text about Thanksgiving in the US for my students. I like to incorporate current events and national holidays into my lessons whenever possible. While writing about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving (the actual lesson will … Continue reading

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