Esslingen and Virgen Mary’s Six Toes

While my goddaughter came to visit in January, we made a pilgrimage to Esslingen where we could get a personal tour from fellow expat and darling friend, Ami im Schwabenland. Esslingen am Neckar sits just outside of Stuttgart and was a free imperial city for several centuries until it was annexed by Württemberg in 1802. … Continue reading Esslingen and Virgen Mary’s Six Toes

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The Goddaughter Came to Visit

Ok, so to most of my family - this is suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper old news, but to the rest of you…. My Goddaughter came to visit for a few weeks as she was heading for her semester abroad in South Africa. I say goddaughter and most people look at us and wonder how the hell the age … Continue reading The Goddaughter Came to Visit

Death and Taxes

“‘Tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes.” Christopher Bullock, The Cobbler of Preston (1716) So where am I in the whole self-publishing process? Well, it’s going to sound weird, but as an author (and especially as an expat) - it’s important: Taxes More the question: where am I going to pay … Continue reading Death and Taxes

The (Wo)man Behind the Curtain

I know, I know. I said I would keep writing. Four months without a job caused my work ethic to literally spiral out of control. Honestly, there wasn’t much going on in my life in the country worth writing about besides reading and binge watching Netlifx     https://www.instagram.com/p/BpC6A1aHCOv/ Not that I’m complaining. I needed … Continue reading The (Wo)man Behind the Curtain