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Classes auf Deutsch

Three days of classes have already passed. I am taking a Luther class, which looks at the historical aspects surrounding the Reformation. For example, today we learned of the three kingdoms Germany has had. 800-1806 was the first Reich. 1871-1918 was the second Reich. And 1933-1945 was the—you guessed it—the third Reich. How does this relate […]

Weimar, Post 2

Location: Dorm Room Status: Reflective Here is post two for my weekend of Weimar. And to start it off is my visit to Buchenwald, the concentration camp that’s 8km outside Weimar. Even if I had had my camera, I wouldn’t have taken any pictures. That, in my opinion, would make it too touristy for me. […]

Weimar, Post 1

On Thursday, we all went to Weimar for a long weekend. This history has a keep history, from Cranach to Goethe to the Russian monarchy to musician Franz Liszt to Nazi rule. It’s a fascinating town, touristy, but fascinating. I don’t have a lot of time today to get into my full Weimar experience, and […]

Berlin and Wӧrlitz

On Sunday, Professor Vivian took everyone to Berlin, where a former student of his, now living in the city, gave us a brief tour on the more popular parts. Professor Vivian urged us to go back to Berlin to visit those places more fully; I’ve already been planning to go back to Berlin because I […]

Walking Through My Living Space

“The world is a fine place….” –Ernest Hemingway Location: Dorm Commons, Wittenberg Status: Relaxed


“Bird seed?” –Me, waking myself up from a very odd dream I had on the plane to Berlin. Location: Wittenberg Satus: Sleepy

Procrastinating While “Packing”

The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored, because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing. ~ Anonymous  As of now, I’m sitting in my room, surrounded my clothes and bags and an empty suitcase, wishing, hoping, praying for a washing machine that works. Needless to say, I […]