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From travel adventures to heartbreaking loss

in Glocal/Philosophies
Aaron and his parents, Craig and Becky. (Photo: Michael Anderson)

A whirlwind year ripped Becky and Craig Markovitz away from “dreaming up travel adventures” in Leipzig to encountering the deepest love and loss back in the US – that of their child. Now, as a tribute to their son, they’re turning their tragedy and grief into a place where other children can dream up their own adventures.

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“Banishment” – the plight of the poet

in Literature/Philosophies/Poetry
Poet typewriter. (Public domain photo.)
Poet typewriter. (Public domain photo.)

“It was observed during his mock trial that he was distracted though the accusations made against him demanded no response. Nevertheless, he seemed somewhat absent from the proceedings, and if his lips moved, he said nothing.”

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Dancing decisively into an “epic year”

in Dance/Philosophies
Can the new year bring you a new, or revived, and exciting, dance habit to bring down barriers? (Public domain photo)
Can the new year bring you a new, or revived, and exciting, dance habit to bring down barriers? (Public domain photo)

“If not now, then when?” A tale about reignited passion, and what you can do to find that yourself in 2019.

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Getting Along in Germany: Privacy

in Leipzig tips/Opinion/Philosophies/Society
Germans' need for privacy can be frustrating for newcomers trying to make friends here. (Photo: public domain)
Germans' need for privacy can be frustrating for newcomers trying to make friends here. (Photo: public domain)

“Have you found it difficult to make friends with Germans? Do you feel like your neighbors are indifferent and standoffish? Do you worry that people here don’t seem to like you very much? Then let me introduce you to the German core value of privacy.”

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The life and work of “Snowflake Bentley”

in History/Philosophies
Essay: "The Snowflake Man of Vermont." (Creative Commons essay, public domain photo)
Essay: "The Snowflake Man of Vermont." (Creative Commons essay, public domain photo)

Vermont farmer Wilson Bentley, the first person to photograph and study the complexity of snow crystals, died 87 years ago today: “On the morning he was laid to rest… it began to snow, leaving a dusting over the burial ground.”

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Blinde Farben: “deep blues, warm ochres, vivid pinks”

in Arts/Philosophies

“It is in these places where we find the true spirit of creativity, where the magic happens and people from all walks of life gather to warm their souls and stare into the flames for a while.” Blinde Farben Exhibition, Tretjakow Gallery, Lindenau. Runs until 21 Dec.

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