On a railroad car in your America,
I made the acquaintance of a man
who sang a life-song with these lyrics:
“Do whatever you can/ to avoid
becoming a roofing man.” Continue reading
A very thought-provoking post from a blogger who I just found (or did he find me?) A post that is not just well written but also gave me a whirlwind of emotions. Judge for yourself, please!
December 29, 2017
How is it possible to sum up a year like the 2017, the first year of the unimaginable Trump presidency, when alternative facts became accepted reality and actual facts were branded “fake news”? It’s been hard to believe any of it has been real. Americans seem to either embrace this pathological liar as their perfect savior (quite literally, there is nothing this man could do to lose their support) or are just too tired to fact-check him anymore to care. It started to feel like America’s greatness was fading in the rearview mirror, replaced by a kleptocratic idiocracy, populated by a mindless flock who would make George Orwell slit his goddamn wrists. The war on the truth was gleefully embraced by his cult-like followers and it felt like the slippery slope to fascism just had truckload after truckload of lube dumped on it. Then a fellow sexual…
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“She is white, he is black,” that’s how an older woman described our new neighbors to me and her face showed disapproval. We are a mostly white neighborhood and a mixed racial couple disturbs a lot of the older people here. They are nice to them, don’t cause any harm; the hurt is done behind their back in the way people talk about them – especially her. Continue reading
So far off it seems at first, so close it might be already. Scary read, heartless, read. “Can’t happen!” I thought, “We are not heartless,” and then I looked around and started to rethink my statement.
A thought provoking, post, a satire, a warning to all of us, what could be if we don’t watch out for another. Please, don’t offend the author (or me for reblogging). 🙂
It’s a beautiful sunny day and you’re walking through the busy streets of your gorgeous city. Everyone is dressed clean and accordingly. Walking through the crowd someone passes by you with a horrible odor and destroyed clothes. Coming to a halt, looking around, all the beautiful people suddenly disappear and there are more people like that suddenly walking past you. You have walked into homeless territory. How can a city so beautiful be struck with such disgust?
I think everyone can agree when I say homeless people are mood killers and a bit disgusting. The amount of homeless people in the United States is tremendously high. There are about 580,000 homeless people in U.S. You cannot visit some cities without such filth filling up every corner of the street. I find it disrespectful for tourists to be bombarded by homeless people. They are there to visit and sightsee, not make…
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Much has been said during the last election and it left many confused. Who stands for WHAT and WHY is a question kids often ask and how does one explain it all?
Here it is, brilliantly explained by the StudentNewsDaily.com!
We all want the same things in life. We want freedom; we want the chance for prosperity; we want as few people suffering as possible; we want healthy children; we want to have crime-free streets. The argument is how to achieve them…
This is not the first election in my lifetime that didn’t end the way I wished for, but it is the first election that left me feeling scared. Continue reading
I watched “Easy Rider” with all the other girls from boarding school. I sat in the old movie theater in the South of Germany, and my mind was made up. Continue reading
The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave! This beautiful country of diversity and opportunity. May I please have it back? Continue reading
If you look at the world map, you will see that Europe is rather small. I grew up 10 minutes away from the Italian border, could drive to Germany in about 2 hours and Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Czech Republic, and Hungary were just a few hundred kilometers away. Different cultures, different languages, and different looks lived just around the corner and were rather appealing to me; it never scared me.