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Archive for July, 2012

Doobie Brothers: Long Train Coming

Posted by Anne on July 28th, 2012

This was one of the great dance songs at my brother’s 60th birthday party yesterday, and I just can’t get it out of my head. The trains were running late this weekend, too, slowed down by technical trouble cased by the heatwave. Down around the corner, half a mile from here See those long trains […]

Origins

Posted by Anne on July 13th, 2012

I’m having a series of epiphanies as I read my way through the Capital Hill History Project, an oral history of the neighborhood I grew up in for 19 years before coming to Germany. The memories of many of our old neighbors are there, going back to the the 60s, and it’s simply amazing for […]

Geh aus, mein Herz, und suche Freud

Posted by Anne on July 2nd, 2012

We sang my mother-in-law’s favorite song at her funeral: Geh aus, mein Herz, und suche Freud, with a text by Paul Gerhardt (1656) and music by August Harder (1813). Her heaven is full of birds and flowers. Who needs angels when you have nightingales? RIP dear Heidi. Geh aus, mein Herz, und suche Freud 1. […]