Under der linden – English

I know I usually write about German literature being from the middle ages (I’m a bit obsessed, what can I say?); it’s kind of a habit. So if you want to read auf Deutsch, that’s the German version link to this post. I’ve been reading a lot of medieval German literature though, and thus goes […]

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Auf Deutsch?

So I’m considering writing some posts in German (or at least doing the same post in German and English). I’m just curious if anyone would be interested in that or not?∗

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Katzen …..

Originally posted on German Rex Vom Hause Jung:
“Katzen sind absolute Individualisten. Sie haben eigene Vorstellungen von der Welt und von den Menschen, die ihnen gehören.” M. John Dingman, 20. Januar 1914 – 01.02.1992, amerikanischer Prälat der röm.-katholischen Kirche

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L – Language

I’ve been busy, so I’m late again. I like languages as part of my studying. See, Slavic mythology is mostly studied in central and eastern Europe. So I need to learn at least 1 Slavic language to facilitate the studying. I’m thinking Czech, but Russian would be more useful to me. So it’s a dilemma, […]

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Sleeping Cats and a Job

My sleeping cat is teaching me something. Meditation and calmness. I can learn to just take some deep breaths and relax a bit. Just calm down and have a bit of a lighter attitude about everything. I’m going to try and work on meditation again, and I think perhaps picturing a peacefully sleeping cat is […]

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Freiburg Grafitti

The translation is not exact, but it’s got the spirit of the meaning in German. “Lebe jeden Tag als wäre es dein letzter!” “Live every day as if it were your last.” I took this photo 23 July 2012 on a walk along the Dreisam River out in the Littenweiler neighborhood in Freiburg im Breisgau. […]

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Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen

„Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen Sitz’ ich bei’m Schwager vorn. Vorwärts die Rosse jagen, Lustig schmettert das Horn. Felder und Wiesen und Auen, Wogendes Aehrengold. – Möchte wohl gerne noch schauen Aber der Wagen rollt.“ Text from Wikipedia

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Back in the Day…

I wonder sometimes if anyone else has the same interest in old family stories that I do. And by that I mean, people my age. Because my friends always seem shocked to learn that I enjoy hearing the “old fogeys” talk about way back when. I know lots of stories from my great-grandparents’ times, and […]

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