Archive for the 'Germany'

home, watery home

I’m cleaning off the bulletin board by my desk and came across a couple of blog ideas I’d meant to write a while ago, so here’s one...
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Emyn Muil

I never got around to writing about a lot of my adventures in Germany, partly because I was having trouble uploading pictures to WordPress. So, I...
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bringing berlin home

I’m really happy to be home, but I’ve also been pleased to notice some ways that my life in Germany is sticking with me. For example: I...
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home! home!

After a very long time on an airplane, a much-longer-than-planned time at the Newark airport, and a very short time on another airplane, I am home...
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simon and garfunkel

Wednesday afternoon I was reading a book on a bench by the canal, waiting for my neighbor to get back from the playground with his kids so I could...
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reader!

So, I’m sitting here at my desk at Die Welt a few minutes ago and my neighbor’s phone rings. This happens often. But then I notice that...
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culture shock

You know the rules in elevators. You get in, you push the button, you turn and face the front, you watch the numbers. There is no eye contact. There...
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German lesson of the day

Fascinating German fact of the day: the word for “birth control pill” is apparently Antibabypille. Well, it’s descriptive,...
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oktoberfest starts in september

This weekend the Burns Fellows had our official almost-end-of-fellowship meeting in Munich (or, if you prefer, München). There’s this little...
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making the world more colorful

For today’s Welt I wrote about colorblind monkeys – scientists cured them of their colorblindness with gene therapy. “Cured”...
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