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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15. Mai 2008, 12:22 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Hitting the road of globalization (4)

The ‘You'-people When you stroll along the streets of New Orleans you might happen to pass a small Christian community with a nice church. Right beside the church on a brick wall you see a large board with the names of 210 people written on it. The first row was printed the further names are added in handwriting with a marker. These are ... weiterlesen...

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14. Mai 2008, 12:52 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Let’s talk about the inexpressible

There were times when pickpockets and loose women were regarded as likely bad for one's health, reputation and overall existence. Since then things have supposedly changed a bit and become more liberal - in terms of sexual relations. This might turn out as a theoretical assumption in some parts of the USA. I have tried (without crossing lines of course ...). First of ... weiterlesen...

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13. Mai 2008, 1:25 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Happy to let you know that you’ll be gentrified

After 23 years they will shuffle off their mortal coil - tells a postcard one of the waiters at Restaurant Florent in New York's Meatpacking district hands out to the customers who haven't heard yet. The neighbourhood once poor and known for its slaughterhouses and packing plants has become one of the most popular neighbourhoods - the in place of New York's ... weiterlesen...

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