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Oh Baby!

Despite all the official statistics announcing an alarming decrease in the birthrate, Weimar seems to be full of parents pushing baby carriages around. I can think of four friends in my German context with young children or children on the way.

And since I’ve been in nostalgia mode of late, it reminded me of a […]

Grass, Man…

This summer I’ve started walking in different directions.

For most of my time in Weimar, when I’ve taken leisure walks I seem to find myself in the city center, wandering amongst the building that Goethe once tread between. Some how this often leads to a stop for “Kaffee und Kuchen” –perhaps a short stop, sometimes […]

Teachable Moment

In my educational career I’ve taken several seminar and classes on how to teach.

Personally I never had any doubt about my abilities to teach, but I can remember in many of these seminars that graduate students, both new and old, would ask questions that indicated that the thing they feared most was the prospect […]

Need an education?

If you’re undecided about what classes to take in college, I just ran across a list of the 12 best courses to take, plus eight more that ought to be just as good.

Maybe the Disenchanted Youth can make this list.

Check out the so-called “Dirty Dozen.”