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medical German

At the moment my language brain is too occupied to write blog posts because I am taking a Medical German language course. I’m liking it a lot. I’m the only student in class that is not a doctor. Everyone is…

Flohsamen-Brot

Wow. I just skimmed this recipe and decided to save it to try later, and then realized, wait a minute, that was in German. It’s so exciting to me that I’ve reached a point where I can (and do!) read…

A visit to the Rhineland

I spent a weekend in Mittelrheintal, a region of vineyards and castles, wine and tourists. I went to the history museum in Bingen to check out the St. Hildegard exhibit and it turned out they also have the grave goods…

on the other hand

One of my favorite things about studying other languages is coming across words that don’t translate neatly and directly. I’m fascinated by the fact that people who speak different languages approach the world with such different tools for making sense…

my new books

This week I made it to Dussmann, an enormous book and music store here in Berlin. They have an entire English bookstore inside the larger store. I got both English and German versions of Maria Treben’s “Health from God’s Apothecary”.…

life update

Well, it’s been a while since I posted. Here’s my first attempt at getting back in the habit – an informational update on what I’ve been up to since I posted last. First, I went to Amsterdam and came back…

german in the bath

I mentioned in a previous post that I was having an impossible time finding my trusty epsom salts here in Berlin. Well, an amazon order and a series of shipping snafus later, I finally received my giant bucket from a…