Frederik Pleitgen: An encounter

Yvonne Stories Yvonne Stories is a title given to unlikely encounters that have been happening to me my entire life, by many friends I have shared them with throughout the years. In fact, after having sent the following story for my first blog with this title to a few friends one friend, who has known me for well over 30 years, wrote back and commented not only had such encounters often happened to me but that often life somehow ... read more »

An American in Berlin: November 9, 2014 – A Second Mauerfall – 25 Years Later : An eyewitness account

All day long November 9th, I kept changing my mind about going or not to this evening’s closing event after three days of remembrances. Friends had planned to celebrate at the Brandenburg Gate but there was no question that I would join them as I am not a fan of crowds.¬† At some point closer to the appointed time, an American friend and colleague of mine living in Southern Germany sent me an email asking if I would attend the ... read more »