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Lifesign from the Green Belt and a video from the Berlin Wall

In case you’ve been wondering… I’ve been back on the road/trail/ border for about ten days now and I am going to need a MAJOR writing retreat to tell you about all I have seen and heard, and (especially) about the incredible people I have met – including two mayors of small towns along the… Read more Lifesign from the Green Belt and a video from the Berlin Wall

First time in the “other” Germany

The former border crossing Duderstadt-Worbis (where the suitcase protest took place in January 1990) is now the site of the borderland museum Eichsfeld.  Someone who doesn’t know this could easily cruise by on the smooth B-247 federal highway and have no idea that there was ever a crossing or a border here.  I can’t say… Read more First time in the “other” Germany

A border kaleidoscope, and stories of spunky citizen action

Duderstadt: A small town just west of the former border. There is much to see here, especially the well-preserved and maintained timber-framed houses with an impressive variety of artistic detail.  I look for and find the “reunification fountain,” a bronze sculpture by the artist Karl Henning Seemann.  The sculpture shows a male and a female… Read more A border kaleidoscope, and stories of spunky citizen action

More on monks and ponds, and a virtual tour of the border strip

Sorry about the gap in postings – I am learning that blogging while biking is quite a challenge!  I am now taking a week or so to catch up and process the  experiences and encounters of the last couple of weeks, so you should be seeing more updates in the days to come. Thanks for… Read more More on monks and ponds, and a virtual tour of the border strip