Germany, specifically Berlin, had many of the things that we most wanted in a place to live: dense, urban, walkable neighborhoods, affordable, high-quality public education and health care, good public transit (this is a massive understatement); and a growing emphasis on sustainable, person-centered, development.. Continue reading We moved to Berlin
And we’re back again! Here with the perennial goal of reading more books.
This year, I’m going with what I hope will be an easy goal: Twelve books, one a month.
Continue reading “2023 Reading Challenge ‐Reading Down the Bookshelf”
By the time I publish this post, our 1952 brick ranch on a busy Decatur corner will belong to someone else.
We have lived here for 12 years – longer than I have lived in any one place my entire life. We moved in with two cats, a toddler and a newborn and are leaving with two dogs, a teenager and an almost-teen.
I would be lying if I said that we never thought we’d move. We never really planned for this to be our “forever home.”
Continue reading “Love song for a little house”
Like many people, I have been consumed with the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
I am having trouble focusing on work or normal life tasks even though the conflict is on the other side of the world. If you think I am over-reacting, here are some good reasons why Russia’s invasion of its neighbor will have far-reaching consequences for everyone.
Here are links to articles and people that I found helpful, insightful and/or informative. At the end of the post, I will include links to organizations that are offering support for Ukranians fleeing the conflict and advice for what regular people can do to help.
Continue reading “Help for Ukraine”