Category: environment

Willow Water and Hope

The thing I love most about living in different countries is learning all the peculiar new quirks that, if you keep an open mind, make life much more interesting. The list of things I have learned ever since moving to Germany for the first time in 1993 will fill up several volumes of an encyclopaedia,

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Pandemic mode as the new normal

Please watch the video first before reading the rest of the entry I received the above video, like so many other COVID-19 – related things, from a friend. The first time I watched it I felt very ambivalent about it. The second time around, however, after watching it with my daughter, it made more sense

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I broke the (gardening) rules…

The sun has set over Berlin after a mostly cloudy and windy day. I have rain as my background music while I begin writing this, just as the clouds burst open. Much as I love the daily dose of sunshine and look forward to the wonderful hours under the sun at my (home office) desk,

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Save the potato farmers – eat more fries!

In their youth they are left to grow in the remains of their family members, disease-ridden, downtrodden, barely lucky enough to become a full-grown potato. They are subjected to daily violence and terror – torn from their lands, violated, skinned and boiled alive. Please help these Potatoes! (edited, original text sourced from change.org) It was almost

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How did you celebrate Earth Day 50?

I am not sure why we need Earth Day at all when we should be protecting our planet every blessed day of our lives. With the current restriction on movements and the new face mask rule that will kick into effect on Monday, it was difficult to feel celebratory about anything this year. Before you

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