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Stories from the Borderland
Follow along on my blog during my expedition along Germany’s longest, skinniest nature preserve – the former death strip between East and West Germany. 

Lives of Noisy Desperation
With apologies to Henry David Thoreau, I’ve lately come to think that the mass of people, or at least a great many of us, are leading lives of noisy desperation.What Thoreau perceived in his fellow humans back in the early 1850s was quiet desperation. Read more/Listen

Author Jack Mayer on Lessons of the Holocaust
Seven Days, December 21, 2016
If you’ve never heard of Ernst Werner Techow or Walther Rathenau, don’t worry — and don’t let it keep you from reading Middlebury author Jack Mayer’s Before the Court of Heaven.  Read more