7. April 2008, 1:17 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

The new normality

tradition-in-progress.jpg It is hot and humid and I immediately associate "water" with this city. It's the humidity in the air of about 98 percent. It's my skin covered by sweat right after leaving the airport. And it's what people have in mind when coming to New Orleans - the city that was disastrously flooded after Hurricane Katrina had hit the town with up to 250 kmh on 29th of August 2005. Driving in a taxi from the airport to ... weiterlesen...

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3. April 2008, 23:54 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

The audacity of speaking out in election campaigns

At an evening reception these days in Philadelphia I spoke to a business man about 60 years old. As in lots of other discussions the talk quickly triggered the U.S. elections. He told me he was about to change his registration as a Republican to be able to vote for Barack Obama at the upcoming primaries in Pennsylvania on 22nd of April. A Republican making an effort to vote for a Democrat - interesting ... There is some flexibility in ... weiterlesen...

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2. April 2008, 14:54 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Get off the treadmill

deadlines.jpg Incredible it is how things change after a few days abroad. Having been away now for more than a week from office, daily working routines, a flood of emails, regularly looking after the dishwasher, trying to squeeze in laundry between two meetings uphill and downhill I feel my life has sweepingly changed. More though: I have changed as well. This might sound like an excessive interpretation but it's just true. I can well remember the year I spent ... weiterlesen...

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