What follows the Hurricane

In August 2011 Hurricane Irene washed away parts of the Outer Banks, North Carolina. The region around Pea Island had to suffer flooding and a breach through the fragile land. For seven weeks the inhabitants could only reach their homes via ferry which made reconstruction very hard. A few days after a temporary bridge was…

99 percent

The movement Occupy Wall Street is mostly happening in Zuccotti Park in New York’s Financial District. Thousands of people gathered there weeks ago and are still holding out to raise awareness for the uneven distribution of wealth in the US economy. The main criticism of the status quo is that apparently only 1 % of…

Mondays around the world ~ South Germany

Sabine, Graphic Designer, has been living in Ulm, Baden-Wuertemberg, Germany for the last 5 years. Monday, September 5th was quite enjoyable for her: Getting kicked out of bed by purring Moritz. He is hungry and get’s breakfast first (0.50 €) Picking up the Südwest Presse from the front door step (1.21 €) . Poking around…

Mondays around the world ~ NYC

Ever wondered how your day would be if you woke up as someone else? Someone who lives in another country, who has a different job and living situation and who eats things that are not on your regular menu.  Let’s pick a regular Monday in our lifes and share it! What do you do, where…

Kitesurfing in North Carolina

Kite Boarding Hatteras, North Carolina

I kept asking the instructor ‘What about this weekend?’ but the answer was for too many weeks in a row ‘Offshore wind, sorry, can’t do it’. Impatiently I was hoping for a change in the wind direction to get the kite boarding beginners lesson. But the wind stubbornly blew from North without mercy. As the…