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Q&A: Learning German and Raising a Bilingual Child

April 25, 2010

Last week, I asked readers for questions.  I decided to split up the answers into several posts.  This one addresses language related questions. Maria Guzenko wrote: You’ve mentioned you are fluent in German. Do you still have much of an accent? Was much attention paid to pronunciation in your German class? Do you feel it’s […]

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How Germany changed me from a Republican to a Democrat

March 19, 2010

Before I moved to Germany in May 2002, I was a lifelong Republican.  I came from a family of political conservatives.  I participated in Young Republican activities in high school and college.  As soon as I turned 18, I registered as a member of the Republican Party of Virginia.  I voted for Bob Dole over […]

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Questions and Answers about Life Abroad

March 6, 2010

Expats, immigrants, and even people who have travelled internationally often get asked some odd, awful, and humorous questions about what life is like abroad.  I thought it would be amusing to answer some of the questions I’ve been asked, sometimes even by close family members, during my almost eight years of living in Germany.  I hope you’ll share […]

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The Year in Review: 2009 Highlights

January 10, 2010

Last year, among the blog highlights, were posts on German cuisine, universal health care, and WWII.  It won some awards and it’s author had to take a break for health reasons. It’s a new year, and so far I haven’t thrown up! I’m still weak and suffering from nausea, but I’m keeping food down and […]

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Universal health care: Taking on the myths

August 27, 2009

This is the fifth and last post in my series on universal health care. The first was a description of the health care system in Germany, the second was my experiences in the German and the US systems, the third was reader submitted experienced with universal health care in Germany, and the fourth gave experiences […]

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Health Care in Germany: Reader Experiences

August 20, 2009

This is the third post in my series on universal health care.  I previously posted a description of the health care system in Germany, and my experiences with it compared to the US, but don’t just take my word for it, here are eleven reader experiences with health care in Germany that have been submitted […]

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Health Care in Germany

August 18, 2009

This is the first post in a series on universal health care, addressing the concerns that have been brought up in the current debate on health care reform in the US.  This post describes the German health care system. How do health statistics compare between Germany and the US? Looking at the World Health Organization’s […]

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