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Barbecue in Leipzig’s parks

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I wrote this on the eve of Ascension Day, when – since we live in the East-German diaspora – people turn a blind eye to Christ’s ascension into heaven. Alas, to add insult to injury, you see men flocking to parks in hordes, cycling and canoeing in Leipzig’s parks to indulge in the pagan rite…

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Putting the “American” in American football

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All across the green field in front of us, guys were clad in battle gear, as instructions emanated in English from their huddles – the battle for the ball, the battle to win a championship in the third division, the battle to professionalize as a football team.

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Leipzig: between heaven and hell

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Leipzig’s fine balance between heaven and hell.

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Sunday brunch?

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I remember my first brunch. I  lived in Atlanta and a group of us went to the cutest little house that had been converted into a restaurant. The food, laughs and mimosas were endless. Sunday is the perfect day to brunch, and Leipzig has more and more on offer. But what can we expect? Well,…

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Schleußig: Leipzig’s best-kept secret

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Yep, Leipzig is awesome. In general. But some neighbourhoods are clearly more awesome than others. Today I want to to tell you about Schleußig, which I think is one of Leipzig’s most amazing areas. No, that is not just because I live there, but as you’ll see, Schleußig arguably has more to offer than any…

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Being a freemason today

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Having a dog who needs three walks a day I always thought that I knew my neighbourhood pretty well. However, the other day I stumbled across a building that carried an image known as Square and Compass on its façade: the most widely recognised symbol of Freemasonry. Like most of you I had heard a lot…

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