2nd visit to bad Germany, part 1

Friends -- I’ve been writing about the German Democratic Republic (aka East Germany, aka "bad" Germany)  in the light of discussions about communism, Russians, the cold war, and most recently fascism and the connections to all of these things in this country. Here’s the first installment of my 2nd trip. By 1985, I had received … Continue reading 2nd visit to bad Germany, part 1

Story time Sunday — a letter from the country that almost was. 10/07/12

Dear Magically Real friends -- German Unity Day was this past Wednesday.  Our friend, the talented and thoughtful Claire Gebben has written a wonderful blog post about it, and you can read that here. Claire has relatives in Germany and they can speak to the difficulty of living in a divided country.  Christa Wolf also … Continue reading Story time Sunday — a letter from the country that almost was. 10/07/12