Category Archives: Germany

Christmas Vacation in Europe

My son Matthew Buie-Nervik, his bride and not quite two-year-old son spent two weeks in Europe for the Christmas holidays 2016. “We just returned the tiny Fiat rental car today,” he wrote on Dec. 30. “We drove 3108 kilometers (nearly 2000 … Continue reading

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If America’s First, Who’s Second?

The Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, Denmark France, Norway, Iceland and Spain compete for second, to Trump’s America First. Vanity Fair offered highlights.

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West’s Rebellions May Spark Instability and Endanger Democracies

The rise of Donald Trump in the US, the Brexit vote in the UK,  and increasing anti-EU sentiment in Europe might be explained by the following: The political base of the world’s most reactionary forces appear to be blue-collar workers, … Continue reading

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Remembering Dachau Concentration Camp, Southern Germany

Photo by Frances Copulvirenti from Dachau Slide Show on Dachau Photo of Jim Buie at Dachau by William Winn. Inscription states: “May the remains of those who were exterminated here between 1933-45 because they resisted Nazism help to unite the living for … Continue reading

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‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

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Humorous Look at Muslims in Europe, Specifically Turks in Germany

I wish all sides could lighten up and see the humans and humanity behind immigration to Europe from countries like Turkey or Pakistan. This 2012 movie, “Almanya: Welcome to Germany,” was insightful. Watch on

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Nearly 500 Years Later, Martin Luther’s Disssent Still Resonates

James Reston Jr., a scholar of the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation, explored Martin Luther’s haunts, as the 500th anniversary of Luther’s famous 95 Thesis approaches. Click. At the Luther museum in Wittenberg, Reston found “an authentic indulgence form … Continue reading

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