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Queen of the May

It’s a long weekend in Bavaria. May first, the communist holiday (=Labor Day), fell on a Friday. May first is also Lady Day, a feast of the Virgin Mary that, as far as I know, is strictly a popular fertility holiday having nothing to do with the liturgical year. › Continue reading…

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The color of Paris

My notebook matches my scarf, so this must be Paris.

I look out the window. It’s the exact grey I expected.

I saw a woman with what I thought was nappy black hair, but it was the intricate pattern of a knitted cap.


Skeletons in the closet


Anna Rebecca Harrison hosted a Splash! meeting of Munich business women at her apartment last week. Anna has just launched a new business, Lady Butler, to help women get organized. To demonstrate just how organized a person can get, Anna graciously opened her closets to us.

It was terrifying. Anna freely confessed to being on medication.

Nevertheless, I felt hope. I bought ten plastic shoeboxes with pull-out drawers, just as you see here. It took me days to fit the little tabs in the little slots. I love my shoeboxes. My closets are unlikely to look like Anna’s any time soon, but I am no longer tripping over my shoes.

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