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I’m an American living in Deutschland since 2008 and No Apathy Allowed is about life in another country and my adventures, large and small — these include traveling, running, and discovering all the hidden treasures that the Hanseatic city of Bremen has to offer.

Over the past 9 years I’ve also called beautiful Hamburg (meine Perle) and Berlin home.  Although I’m a Seattle girl at heart, before Germany, I lived and loved in both Uganda and New York.

If you take some time to explore these pages, these are the topics you’ll read about most.  So I hope you’ll stay awhile, and please do let me know what you think!

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  1. Hello,
    I was delighted to find your site. I was born and grew up on the south side of Chicago and have lived since 1965 in Germany. I received my PhD in 1973 from Eberhard Karl’s Universität in Tübingen and the Max Planck Institut for Biological Cybernetics. I worked as a research scientist in brain research, virology and cancer research until retirement a few years ago. My wife is German and we both are avid cooks. We will be fixing a full turkey dinner for Sylvester and I am going to use your Hokaido pumpkin pie recipe. I have always used big pumpkins before, have never tried a hokaido before, but since we have so many in our garden……
    Thanks for the recipe and good luck in the new year. I’ll be checking in now and then.

    • Hi Bruce, thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog! I love hearing from other Americans that have made Germany their home, and especially those who were successful within the German academic system too. :) Your Sylvester dinner sounds fantastic, and I think you’ll really enjoy pumpkin pie using Hokkaido — and even more so if they’re homegrown! If you have a chance, please stop by again and let me know how they turned out.

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