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Today’s List: My Five World Cup Favorites

June 13th, 2018 · No Comments · English Premier League, Football, Germany, Lists, Russia 2018, soccer, World Cup

I find it nearly impossible to be a neutral observer in any competition. Give me five minutes in a game involving teams I don’t know … and I will have a favorite. It could be about geography or playing style or history, but I will have made a choice. A girlfriend from a long, long […]

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What Day is This? Reformation Day, of Course!

October 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Germany, Lutherans

I remember being in second or third grade, at First Lutheran School in Long Beach, California, and Mrs. Bolton, our stern and 50-ish teacher asking, on October 31, “What day is this?” Lots of hands were raised, including mine, no doubt (I loved to be called on) and someone was picked and triumphantly blurted: “Halloween!” […]

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Prague, Day 4: A Pilgrimage to a Revived Church and City

September 10th, 2017 · No Comments · Germany, Lutherans, tourism, Travel

On October 31, 1517, a German monk named Martin Luther posted on a church door a list of 95 issues he thought the Roman Catholic church should address. That act, just short of 500 years ago, led to the Protestant Reformation — an event which changed Europe irrevocably and next month will be observed in […]

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