Geert Hofstede defines culture as ” the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one category of people from another”, these categories can include one or more of the following: a nation, a region, ethnic group, gender group, generational group, social class, profession or occupational group, a type of business, work orContinue reading “November 11th”
Having recently returned from an extensive adventure in the northwest United States that inevitably meant a trip to the always amazing Powell’s bookstore in Portland, I was careful to only return to Germany with about 20 lbs of books. I got off light. Oh, the restraint I showed!!
I don’t know what I was thinking when I first decided that my family would do this. Perhaps I was simply thinking that we would save money and clean out the cupboards. Well, it turned out to be so much more than that! First, I became a bit ill after the new year. This meantContinue reading “Wrapping up a no-spend month”
I’ve been thinking about how Puritanical America is and how ingrained some ideas had become in me, the ‘American abroad’, and more importantly – especially because I now have a son – what of those ideas really is important and what should be let go.
Originally posted on Southeast Schnitzel:
When first-time expatriates arrive in the United States they are often underprepared for the North American way of communicating. This is especially true for Central Europeans who tend to assume that i) they learned enough about American communication patterns via literature and media consumption, and/or ii) communication styles are very similar…
So, as I’ve said before, but you might have missed it – I am pregnant.
I just spent the last three hours thinking and typing a response to the whacked out situation in America only to find out the WordPress didn’t save ANY drafts while I was writing, even if I pressed save draft… I AM LIVID RIGHT NOW!!!
I asked my husband to pick up my prescription (das Rezept) from the Apotheke (pharmacy/chemist) as he himself had to go to the doctor (das Ärtze) today. This is what he brought home. In other news, I am having an international baby, which has been preoccupying my time (along with a ton of work) asContinue reading “Lost in Translation…”