I volunteer for an initiative of our local Christian community, called „WElcoming new neighbours“. Together with three others we run a German speaking class once a week for two hours. We have regular attendees (5-6) and some who only come once in a while. it is great fun! I learn so much about Syria, about… Weiterlesen Chaos in my country
I have a friend from Syria. Here, I’ll call him Asif, but that’s not his name. He is afraid of Assad and his supporters. he came to Germany a few months ago. Here is the story of how he got here (the first of 3 installments): When the war started Asif and his family went… Weiterlesen A modern odyssey
I never thought I would say this: Lindsey Graham is a courageous patriot. I admire his stance on principle over party politics. Yes, the Senator who brought us many eye rolls and got me to shake my head in disbelief more than once! He has been speaking out against Trump from (almost) the beginning. Ted… Weiterlesen In praise of Lindsey Graham
Every once in a while I think I got it. Yes! I am happy now! It never lasts long though. Far too quickly does that feeling of utter contentment, and knowledge that all is right with me and the world, fade away. It doesn’t survive long in the messiness of everyday life. I wonder. Is… Weiterlesen Shadowing happiness
Middle of the night. My feet hurt because I was wearing the wrong the shoes and no socks. I am tired but cannot sleep. Do you know that feeling, when your eyes are tired and you are exhausted but your brain is still working like it’s the middle of the day? I just want to… Weiterlesen Not sleeping
In a few short weeks British people will flock to the polls (or trickle, maybe) and make one of the most important decisions of our time. Unfortunately not everyone impacted by this decision is a part of it (the rest of Europe and the world can only watch, as a growing number of people is… Weiterlesen Brexit – emotions or facts?
We like to think that doing the right thing should be really easy, a simple decision, a path that forks into two clear choices – the right one and the wrong one. And sometimes that is true, in our everyday lives there are many scenarios when we don’t do something we know we should (eg.… Weiterlesen Doing the right thing has a cost