Maasdamer cheese, Schwartzwälder Schinken, Brötchen, cup of coffee, and a German crossword puzzle……….pretty difficult to tell where I am right now, right? That’s right, we are back in Germany for another visit. Life is rough, I know. Life has been pretty busy though, and that’s why you haven’t heard much from us in a while. … More Wo Bin Ich?
The sticky note sex Public Service announcements I wrote about earlier this year were funny. Something that further exemplifies the difference American and German comfort levels with sex are the billboards I found all over Trier on our visit in August. These frank and straightforward advertisements are indicative of both typical German personality traits as … More German Sex PSAs Pt II —(Things You Don’t See in America #10)
My wife’s sister lives near the University of Trier and in what has now become a tradition every time we visit, we recently took a family walk to the beautiful Petrisberg. Once a military base and prisoner of war camp, Petrisberg is now one of the nicest neighborhoods and best recreational areas in the city … More Petrisberg, Trier: From War to Recreation
As the Syrian refugee crisis begins to shrink from the headlines, thanks not only to apathy but also to terrorism and the craziest presidential election in U.S. History, I thought I would take a minute to fill you in on the status of the situation in one region in Germany. As is the norm for … More Refugees in Germany: A Report From the Inside
Well, we’ve been back in Boise for a little over two weeks now and as always it is a dual edge sword that cuts both ways. Whether you are on vacation or visiting family it is always nice to come home. That has absolutely nothing to do with location though, it’s just about having your … More Back in Boise
Things You Don’t See in America … More Sexy Notes for Sexy Folks: German Sex PSAs pt I (ThingsYou Don’t See in America #8)
Today it rained all day. And by all day I mean aaaaallllll day like it loves to do in Germany, and what I forgot is how much I love rainy German days. Who doesn’t love a rainy day though? Chilling on the couch doing a whole lot of nothing is often just what the doctor … More A Rainy Day in Germany
As we are sitting on my father-in-law’s kitchen having a Bier and doing crossword puzzles, there’s a thought I can’t get out of my head. One of the most irreplaceable things from Germany is the beer, especially when I haven’t found Erdinger anywhere in Boise yet. There’s just something about it that American beer … More Erdinger in the Kitchen
Yeah, I know, I took another long break. But I had a good reason, I swear! What had happened was…. …actually life happened. We just got plain busy with house projects and work, you know…..life. Not to mention that I am continuing my education, did I not mention that before? No? Well now you know … More Unpause, Break’s Over!