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Day 4, Still More Meetings and a Walk in the TiergartenĀ 

Yesterday was a long busy day.   I hit an all time high on my Fitbit and still managed to saturate my brain with what I learned from the sessions. The hands down funniest part of the day was when the scientific director from one company caught us taking photos of ourselves with the posters

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Day 3, Flora, Fauna, and a Little Bit of Hemophilia

Gluten Morgen!  Yesterday was a full day and today promises to full and long as well.  The meeting is now in full swing, but yesterday morning’s schedule of speakers wasn’t quite applicable to our group so we went for a little walk instead. The streets were really quiet, surprisingly nothing is open on Sundays and

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Day 2 – Congress, German Food, and I Need a NapĀ 

Saturday was both great, and exhausting.  Jet lag had me up and raring to go at an ungodly hour, but I used it to collect my thoughts, take an early morning walk, and have a nice slow breakfast that incorporated a whole lot of coffee.   The courtyard in our hotel has a holly bush,

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Day One, Hotel California, And The International Language of Pasta

Berlin baby!  After and incredibly long day we arrived somewhat wilted but none the worse for wear. No luggage lost, only minor misadventure, and really too tired to do much more than have dinner and get some sleep. We really are staying at the Hotel California, and that song has been on loop in my

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I Didn’t Want To Go Home Anyway

This morning I woke up to a sunny day with lots of potential and the promise of sleeping in my own bed tonight.  This evening I’m hoping that my airline is able to send us a working plane some time this evening that will at least get me back to Canada tonight and home tomorrow

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Friday Night In The French Quarter

My course wrapped up today in time for me to see some more of the French Quarter before sunset.   I wanted to see the Mississipi before leaving and more or less headed that way first, detouring through Jackson square.  There’s a whole lot of charm to be found in this area. I didn’t want

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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese, S’mores Dip, Pot Lucks, and Two Emergency Substitutions

September is almost over, how did that happen? I’m am trying so very hard to keep the pace of life chill this fall.  There has been a sermon series running all month which reminded me of things I already knew but called me out on complacency.  Slow down, be present where you are, and rest.

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