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Ride the wave: random poem Tuesdays

in Poetry
Ripple. Poetry wave
Ripple. Poetry wave. Public domain photo

“So maybe this random poem found on a Tuesday still means something to me. And maybe it will speak to you, too.”

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The Leipzig Connection – Zagreb Biennial exhibition of master painters

in Arts/Glocal
Bird's Eye View of Home of Croatian Association of Visual Artists
Home of Croatian Association of Artists in Zagreb, Croatia. Photo courtesy of Juraj Vuglač

Zagreb’s “Leipzig Connection” covers artworks from the 1960s, including insights into material that influenced the Leipzig School, up to a representation of the New Leipzig School: the post-communist generations of painters trained by the earlier masters.

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Going West – Sachsen in Alberta

in Lifestyle/Travel
Alberta, Canada
Alberta. Photo by jameswheeler on Pixabay

“Hier ist kein Berg zu hoch, keine Strecke zu weit, keine Einladung zu spontan.”

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3 existential poems: tourist, victim, phoenix

in Philosophies/Poetry
existential poems
Urban art. Public domain photo.

If taken together and interpreted a certain way, these poems may paint the picture of an individual who is discovering that depending on external validation is a dead-end; the small moments and aspects of ourselves we learn to treasure are what matters.

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Finding home with the Armenian community

in Community/Glocal/Leipzig tips
Wedding photo of Gabriel at the Temple of Garni, Armenia. (Photo courtesy of Gabriel Armas-Cardona)
Wedding photo of Gabriel at the Temple of Garni, Armenia. (Photo courtesy of Gabriel Armas-Cardona)

Moving to Germany the middle of last year was a shock, even as an American who has lived abroad for a while. So when our guest author arrived, he reached out to a community he could connect to: the Armenians. Read his interview with the head of the community in Leipzig, and find out more about its roots and local activities.

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A day in the life of US Consul Eydelnant

in Politics/Society
US Consul Timothy Eydelnant gives a speech opening the consulate's New Year celebration. (Photo: US Consulate General Leipzig)
US Consul Timothy Eydelnant gives a speech opening the consulate's New Year celebration. (Photo: US Consulate General Leipzig)

Some born travelers turn to photography or reporting to harness their passion and curiosity into a profession. Timothy Eydelnant turned to diplomacy – a career which, beyond its routine, has perhaps been as rewarding as it has been harrowing.

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