A simple picture from Berlin

Just a quick little post to put this picture my son took in Berlin. I thought others might find it intriguing. I've gotten emails and questions from friends lately about right-wing legislation to make English the official language of the U.S. People have this odd notion that it is only very recently that official documents were translated in to languages other than English, or other languages could be heard being spoken on American streets. My own parents grew up in Baltimore with kids who had non-English speaking grandparents.

This picture is very symbolic, tangible evidence that we really are a melting pot, and we're better off if we stay that way.

Anyway, for what it's worth, check it out ...

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Very, very cool

That is awesome.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Yeah.

I had no idea the Continental Congress did that. It is cool.

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I didn't know either

It seems so obvious, though, doesn't it?

You know what I noticed here in my little Republican County? Granted in the city folks lean a bit further left, but one of the elementary schools has a sign they put out in the car line telling parents if they are dropping their little ones off on time or late and it was written in both English and Spanish. We have a large latino community and most are here outside of the law. That doesn't stop this right-leaning county from understanding the practicality of communicating in both English and Spanish. There are signs of hope out here in Republican land.



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He had much better weather

He had much better weather than I did! When did he go?

He went the first week

of March. He says it was rainy while they were there but they must have had some clear days. When did you go?

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Christmas.

It was cold, grey, foggy, and dark by 4 pm. I loved it, though. I really want to go back, but it'd be hard to get me to leave.

(My pictures are here.)

The boy loves it, too.

Absolutely loves it there. He got back to Tubingen a few weeks ago after his between semesters vacation traipsing all over Turkey (after Berlin) and is very excited about starting a new job in the local beer garden this weekend. Today was his first day. I'm just glad he HAS to come back to the states to finish his Sr. year. Don't know what happens after that (hopefully grad school of some kind), but at least I've got a little time cushion to deal with whatever it is. :)

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."