A Mermaid’s Tale

Fall in Germany often means overcast, cool, and drizzly days. Accustomed to Colorado‚Äôs dry and typically warm climate, I have a tendency to feel chilled, causing my dad to make fun of me, calling me mollycoddled. Despite his potential disapprobation, I give in to the desire to get thoroughly warm, and, during a particularly inhospitable … Continue reading A Mermaid’s Tale

When in Rome…

The well-known Latin proverb, Omnes viae Romam ducunt (all roads lead to Rome) does not guarantee straightforward paths, and my own was anything but. Despite spending the first two decades of my life in Germany, I never managed to set foot in the Italian capital. Another quarter century had passed in my new home in … Continue reading When in Rome…