Stories from my life and travels as an American expat in Germany. Awkwardness guaranteed!

Where Do We Go From Here?

I’m not going to lie: I am still reeling from Clinton’s loss. I am afraid of dark days to come for everyone who is not a straight, white male. I spent yesterday alternating between grief and fury. I’ve done my crying and my lashing out. But today, I’ve also found the motivation to look past this horrible situation our nation…Continue Reading

Have a Heart

Reagan caused homeless epidemic

By now, most Americans are coming to the realization that “trickle down economics” do not work, and have nearly obliterated the middle class. The deep tax cuts Reagan set in place have benefited only the wealthiest among us, creating an ever-growing gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots.”

A Working Class Hero

Labor Day

Labor Day has always felt like a pointless holiday to me; I have no family members in a union, and I worked in the service industry until fairly recently. For the few of you who have never known the joys of retail, hotel, or restaurant work: that means that any Labor Day I had off was an unpaid coincidence (usually)…Continue Reading