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Life | An April Update

No Apathy Allowed

Something I really enjoy about Spring in Germany is the four-day weekend we have over Easter. It kind of makes up for the fact that I’m always working over Thanksgiving and Black Friday. ;) This year I didn’t have anywhere to be, so I enjoyed a laid back weekend, catching up on all the little …

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Books | The Rest of 2016

Books: The Rest of 2016 | No Apathy Allowed

In August, I shared my thoughts on the 10 books I had read so far in 2016 — so it’s long overdue for me to share a bit about the 8 books that rounded out the year… Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi was by far my favorite among this group. It starts with two half-sisters born in Ghana in …

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Books | So Far in 2016


If you’re a book geek like me, you definitely know the social networking site Goodreads. It’s where I keep track of all of the books on my LONG to-read list and how I decide what to read next based on reviews from friends. I also love the feature where you set a reading goal at …

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My Top Books of 2015

Favorite books of 2015 | No Apathy Allowed

At the end of each year, I love taking a look at all the books that have been my companions during my commutes and the quiet moments at home (see my posts from 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011).  I’ve loved reading since I was a kid, but I’m not as speedy as some of my friends …

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InstaSunday | August Break no. 1

InstaSunday| August Break no. 1

Thanks to Susannah Conway’s annual August Break, I’ve gotten back into the habit lately of Instagramming.  So just like I’ve done in previous years (2013 and 2014), I’ll be checking in here regularly with some of my photos. I don’t follow the prompts every day, but they do serve as a relaxed sort of inspiration. …

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10 Years of No Apathy Allowed

Andes Mountains, Peru | No Apathy Allowed

About this time 10 years ago, I started a blog.  In those days, hardly anyone blogged under their real name. Hardly anyone posted photos of themselves. Hardly anyone made blogging their career.  Ten years ago, blogging felt like a small community rather than a mega-blogosphere. Back then, I blogged about life in New York. Sometimes sharing short ideas or thoughts …

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