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Why I stay in Boston for winter break

There are only 16 hours left between me and the start of winter break. And just like I was looking forward to all holidays when I was a student, I am as a teacher. A whole week off. Including the weekends that means nine days of sleeping in. Nine days of endless possibilities what to […]

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Protest Photos: No Ban, No Wall

Protest Photos: No Ban, No Wall

First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Socialists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Socialist Then they came for the trade unionists And I did not speak out Because I was not a trade […]

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Photos from the Women's March Boston

Photos from the Women’s March Boston

Over 100,000 people gathered today for the Women’s March Boston. I was supposed to meet my friends at 10.30 a.m., but had totally underestimated that everybody was using public transport to get to the Boston Common. All the trains arriving at Harvard Square were already full so that nobody else could get on. Eventually they […]

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Winter in Boston 2017

Winter has arrived in Boston. Recently I was afraid this was never going to happen. We had warm 5 to 10 °C – which totally contradicted Canavar’s very thick winter coat. Then the West Coast got tons of snow last week; Istanbul did; Boston did not. But when I finished work on Friday, my smartphone […]

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Living in the US: Let's talk about garbage

Living in the US: Let’s talk about garbage

Recently, two pieces made me think of the important topic of garbage, or rather how to deal with it: Corinna’s post on waste disposal in Italy and this short video, which compares Germany and the US in that aspect. Having lived in different countries, I know that every country has its own ideas, which range […]

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