Author Archives: maryannniemczura

3 Sisters and 25 Snowmen

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Originally posted on Dr. Mary Ann Niemczura:
? Every winter there was magic in the winter air when we had a big snowfall in Sturbridge, Massachusetts where our father built our house on Cedar Street. We children loved all the…

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The Blue Room

Blue, from Italy and now downsized with the blue sofa gone. Hutch and ornate blue chairs remain. After many moons, we visited our former babysitter. We referred to her as Zia. Her child care was impeccable. More like being part … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Little Things

With a joyful heart today, I rejoice in love, family, friends, music and the little things of life which hold great meaning: -family time at the spa in Skaneateles followed by a tasty luncheon -friends both old and new are … Continue reading

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Next Station: Paris!

Writer Lisa St. Aubin de Teran offered this insight on travel: “Traveling is like flirting with life, it’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; This is my station.” Our son Tom and his … Continue reading

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A Long Island Doctor’s House Calls

This week’s guest post is about my father-in-law who was one of the last Doctors to make house calls on Long Island:  Dr. George Nemecek. It was written by his Ph.D. son, Dr. Russell Nemecek, my husband.  The letter was … Continue reading

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How Learning German Changed My Life

What do you consider most important in your life? Looking back, was there a single turning point in your life which made you who you are today?  Probably, like most of us, life’s most eventful moments come in a series … Continue reading

Posted in Achtung Baby by Sara Zaske, education in Germany vs. education in the U.S., family, Fulbright Teacher, German language, study in Germany, teaching German, tolerant individuals, Universität Heidelberg, Germany, University of Colorado, Boulder, vocational education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Why We Ask Ourselves?

Snow blankets the earth on this February day. With a heavy heart, we drove to church to attend a funeral for a young man and to sing in the choir.   Fleeting moments of the sun attempting to warm our … Continue reading

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