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  listening … to the German parliamentary budget debate. Not so much by choice, but ours is a very political family, and after we turned on the television to hear the German Constitutional Court’s decision regarding the ESM bailout fund live, we left it on to hear the parliamentary debate. We sure know how to have…

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listening … to the birds. One of my neighbors has been incredibly diligent about setting up bird houses and such, and it seems we have so many more song birds this year than I ever remember before. eating … lots of Paleo dishes. Toffi got on board for a 21-day challenge, so we’ve been eating tons of…

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listening … to what else? The BBC. Although I must say that there have been some lovely birds singing between the buildings of late. Turns out a big city can host a lot of fauna! eating … lots of plants and animals. I purchased the nom nom paleo iPad app recently, and I’ve been completely absorbed ever…

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listening … to the BBC World Service’s Business Daily. I used to turn off the radio when this show came on, but now that I’m working in a business environment, I’ve started tuning in. eating … lots of animal protein! After a few too many migraines and low blood sugar incidents, I’m making a conscious effort to…

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listening … to the St. Matthew Passion. This has nothing to do with Easter, I promise. I just happen to love it, and I’ve noticed that classical music has been helping my productivity recently, especially when I have to do a lot of writing. Also, sometimes Oko starts howling with the sopranos. eating … nothing! I am,…

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listening … to the BBC World Service. Last week they celebrated their 80th birthday, and I enjoyed listening to the special programming so much. I first started listening to the World Service while living in Prague in 2001/2002, and when I moved to Berlin, I continued in that tradition. In over 10 years of listening, I…

butterflies

Only a few minutes ago, I found out that I’ll be having an informal job interview in only a few days. All of a sudden, I’m nervous and twitchy. I mean, I know my skills, my competence, my gift for learning new tasks quickly, as well as my ability to stay cool in interview situations…

words

This is the most recent graffiti to get my attention in our neighborhood. A quick search of the phrase “Tahrir is not a square” led me to numerous articles about the name Tahrir taking on symbolic meaning over the past year. It has come to represent a state of mind, of politics, of community reaching…

my view

This is my view today. After the heating broke down in our entire building last night, our windows were all iced up this morning. By afternoon, when I took this picture, they’ve mostly thawed, but they’re still quite milky from condensation. This is taken right from my chair at the table. February Photo A Day

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listening … to Weezer. I saw this embroidery swatch on the CRAFT blog and was instantly transported back to high school. When my husband didn’t get the reference from the embroidery, my jaw dropped and I dug out their debut album. As he watched me jump around singing along, my husband told me I need…