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a happy visitor
a happy visitor
My parents have a spare room which they have been eager to put to use as ...
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four years ago today
four years ago today
Walked into a Turkish convenience store late on Friday night, they sold water pipes as well ...
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dead man sleepwalking
dead man sleepwalking
In this house of illness and pain I get lonely. Everyone is in bed by eight ...
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good reef
good reef
I spend a lot of time in this household running downstairs to close the door and ...
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of our elders
of our elders
I'm at my parents' place spending some time with my dying father. He is frail as ...
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the family stones
the family stones
Caring for Dad is painful. I love him, naturally, and now he's very frail and unwell; ...
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a night and a day
a night and a day
I spent 36 hours in Bangkok and it seemed to me just like the Jakarta of ...
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to meet my father
to meet my father
I'm going into the difficult embrace of family life to say goodbye to my father. Our ...
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or anything but
or anything but
Two Americans in a coffee shop staffed by Australians. This is Berlin where not everybody bothers ...
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be the change you want to see in the word
be the change you want to see in the word
My German sweetheart and I argue about my right to make up new words in his ...
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nation of dog lovers
nation of dog lovers
You know you're in Germany when you can saunter into a department store carrying your dog ...
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gun culture
gun culture
Let’s think about the whole gun control question from another angle for just a moment. Imagine ...
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opportunista
opportunista
In the supermarket I was queuing in front of a woman with a lot of groceries. ...
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illicit flower factory
illicit flower factory
Today my boyfriend discovered the illicit dried flower factory I have been running in his apartment. ...
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born by scissory section
born by scissory section
A German's interpretation of my Australian pronunciation of flasher just yielded the phantom of the flesher: ...
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camera ambulance
camera ambulance
Is it Germans who are so trusting, or just Berliners? A woman cycled up with her ...
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the wrong underpants
the wrong underpants
Walking home we were following a guy who could not stop fiddling with his own underpants. ...
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at boyfriend school
at boyfriend school
What bothers me most about getting older is losing that glorious, elastic authority which I used ...