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three hundred seventy-five years

Three hundred seventy-five years is the estimated amount of time it would take 40 people to reassemble the collected shredded files of the DDR Stasi.

When Anna Funder, the author of Stasiland, visited the Stasi File Authority offices outside of Nuremberg, the authority had thirty-one employees.

It’s a rather daunting fact to consider—Three hundred seventy-five […]

Released

Recently I was looking at the bookshelves in my flat.

As most of you know, although I am the most constant resident, I am not responsible for the decoration or content of the bookshelves. I had been looking for something I’d misplaced, but in the process I came across two children’s books by an author […]

Restaurant Reviews

Back when I lived in Bloomington, Indiana, I had a listing of restaurants that I’d eaten at in the city, along with mini-reviews of the places. When I moved to Germany, I offered the page, and a link, to anybody who wanted to maintain the site. I also promised a redirect to the new site […]