23. Mai 2008, 13:35 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

All about eating

I have spent quite a lot of time choosing the right food and the nicest or most interesting places to eat during these travels. Not just because of my strange diet (which is not a diet but a way of trying to pump vitamins and fiber into my body at least once a day). And not because I am not an award winning cook (this is still some sort of exaggeration, ... weiterlesen...

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20. Mai 2008, 23:17 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

The end of the ‚can do‘ myth

Observing the U.S. as a German I will even as a member of the after World War II generation always remember how the USA helped to re-establish Germany (at least the Western part of it). The Marshall plan comes to ones mind as well as the airlift to the airport Berlin Tempelhof that Berlin now finally manages to close in spite of all its historic meaning. These things among others contributed ... weiterlesen...

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19. Mai 2008, 12:45 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Keep on trying

There are so many opportunities, various routes we can take, diverse buttons we can press to initiate a process that might take us where we want to get to. But we can never foresee where we will wind up. This is a lesson for the simplifying-their-life kind of guys as well as for ... weiterlesen...

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18. Mai 2008, 13:26 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Hitting the road of globalization (5)

Dying diversity There was this song by "Dance to Trance" in 1998 which was called "Power of the American Natives". It's not exactly the musical quality of this song that made me remember it these days but a visit to the Navajo Nation - the ... weiterlesen...

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17. Mai 2008, 4:30 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Fruit Bureau of Investigation

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" - or yourself from the candidate of an election campaign. When I first tried to enter a Barack Obama campaign event in the pavilion of Headwaters Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana, I almost ended up at the entrance because of one single apple. A nice looking one, not at all dangerous at first sight (and my survival ration after a day of driving ... weiterlesen...

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