The last time

2022-05-31T14:02:48+02:00November 6th, 2020|

I clearly remember the last time I smoked. It was a year before I got pregnant with our first son. I had tried quitting before, unsuccessfully, but this time the stakes were so much higher that I knew I was going to succeed. Most of the time though we don't know when a last time is a last time. Some time ago I took my mom on a day of shopping in Trier. We used to do this regularly. Now she is aging and I'm busy with kids and my activities. Will there be a next time? My dad is always surprising [...]

Your Life: a soundtrack

2022-05-31T15:47:23+02:00July 31st, 2020|

Music is the soundtrack of your life. – Dick Clark The other day, I was sitting on my couch having a glass of wine with a friend. We were talking about music and she mentioned Nirvana. All of a sudden I had this weird time warp experience. I was transported back to the early 90ies, to a room in the McNair barracks in Berlin. I was dating a very kind but wrong for me G.I. and spent many weekends in Berlin listening to ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’, drinking too much Jack Daniels and eating Ruffles w [...]

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