“They Are Not Bears!”

“They Are Not Bears!”

As I change my focus with this next book, I will alter my blogposts accordingly. I plan to alternate between posts about Australia’s unique animals and the challenges they face. I also aim to interview caregivers and veterinarians about their work and challenges, and...
Marienfelde Refugee Center

Marienfelde Refugee Center

April’s research involved visiting the Marienfelde Refugee Center in Berlin where 1.3 million people passed through between 1953 and 1990 as a necessary step in their journey to become free and legal West German citizens. The Center became necessary and funded by the...
The Palace of Tears

The Palace of Tears

I realize it has been a long time since my last post, but the last few months of 2022 and the beginning ones of 2023 were a roller coaster for my family. The craziness began in mid-October when my husband Brian and I signed the paperwork to purchase a home in the...
Inspiration is Everywhere

Inspiration is Everywhere

Because 2021 had been an especially troubling year for Brian and me on a personal level, we decided at the first feasible opportunity in 2022 to take a much-needed vacation. We had planned to go to London in December 2021, but at the advice of Brian’s doctors we...
Review of 2021, and looking forward to 2022

Review of 2021, and looking forward to 2022

I realize it has been awhile since my latest post, but my life, like that of many of you has been full of ups and downs over the past several months and keeping current on my blog somehow was not a top priority. The year was filled with the biggest highs I have had in...
Auf Wiedersehen, Madame Chancellor

Auf Wiedersehen, Madame Chancellor

Earlier this week, Merkel boarded a plane for Washington for her final official For the 1st time in over four years I was actually excited instead of frightened to watch the press conference between Chancellor Merkel and President Biden.  In the hours leading up to...