So, my homeland seems like it is finally making good on healthcare reform. While I am of course excited to see this happen, I am also concerned that it will prompt a backlash of government-fearing craziness. I find it difficult to be optimistic, but maybe I´ve just been negatively conditioned by my Bush-era coming-of-age.

On another, less health-positive note: sausage! I will soon be celebrating a sunny spring afternoon in Berlin with a walk through Tiergarten (kind of like Berlin´s equivalent of Central Park), where I plan on consuming a massive, meatloaf-style sausage and some tasty beer as I peoplewatch, al fresco. Very few combinations of events could make me this excited.

Auf wiedersehen for now!