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This is my 29th year living and working in the United States after immigrating from Germany in 1991. Over the years I have come across many differences between Germans and Americans. Some are outright funny, some are more serious, and some are more subtle. Here...

As I have traveled the world over the past three years since Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America, I have stared into the disbelieving and disillusioned faces of countless colleagues, close friends, and new business acquaintances. After...

Growing up in Germany, I remember my Dad subscribing to a weekly magazine that largely represented political views different from our own. When I asked him about this, he responded “I like to know how the other side thinks!” It used to be common advice to...

For many years I have had a close-up view of an industry that most people know nothing about until a tragic incident occurs. Picture yourself on that vacation of a lifetime – an African Safari, a diving trip somewhere off a Polynesian island, a long-planned...

What does a Berliner who lives in the United States do in Hong Kong? He talks about his experience almost 25 years ago when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down! 2014 is a year of historic anniversaries: The Eiffel Tower in Paris opened 125 years ago World...