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Urban Jungle | Watering

Do you guys remember my post last month about my new balcony garden?  Well, I’m finally sharing an update with you and taking the opportunity to join a little online community known as the Urban Jungle Bloggers (scroll to the bottom of this post for more info).   This month — fitting these very warm summer days — the Urban Jungle focus is on …

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Balcony Garden | The Bremen Edition

In a country as dense as Germany (i.e., 585 people/square mile, as compared to the US’s 84 people/square mile), it’s no wonder that so much value is placed on having an outdoor space of your own.  In all the apartment hunting I’ve done here — whether in Hamburg, Berlin, or Bremen — balconies are worth their weight in …

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I’m writing this in the air somewhere between Seattle and Amsterdam. I finished reading Life of Pi within the first hour of the flight and am seriously regretting packing my newest book — The Emperor of All Maladies — away in my checked baggage. Even worse, the entertainment system is malfunctioning for the entire airplane. …

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