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Alan Nothnagle commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post Nothing Here... Open Salon has come to an end!!!
"No surprise at all, but a shameful waste of talent on the art of Salon.com."
Mar 10, 2015
Arthur James commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post Roots of Darkness: One family's American dreams & nightmares
"` fun... bye... no buy any stuff that causes brain to duh? as? get bongo? drum bang? Inebriated... ` It way past bedtime. it vain to stay up too late. it a proverb. Good dreams. No dark memories. We need to be calm. Composed is discipline."
Feb 12, 2015
Arthur James commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post Roots of Darkness: One family's American dreams & nightmares
"` Honest.... I smile... I just... jest too... ` I just read Ya's Comment @ the Closed Salon. ` Frank Apisa is not fluff... We can? All respectfully think with unique diverse independent thoughts based on honest pondering and Our…"
Feb 12, 2015
Arthur James commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post Roots of Darkness: One family's American dreams & nightmares
"` Thanks... I'll read off line and pause... ` Mind get weary. I sit in my PU cab. It a farm free wifi. ` My Home is free of tv, and gadgets. It a nice calm Place. TV causes bah Dreams. It sad... no pat Responses. ` I glad I staid to…"
Feb 12, 2015
Arthur James commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post The goblins in my basement
"` Keeper . . . `  I was reminded of the` Salon, Open` Our Salon's funny staff . . . O, thanks. Aye later. I keep  saying? ` Why bother? Because . . . We must care."
Jan 14, 2014
Alan Nothnagle commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post For Labor Day: MY PEOPLE, THE WOBBLIES
"I loved this, Jon, it made me want to read Dubofsky's "We Shall Be All" and watch "Matewan" all over again. I envy you your Wobbly roots. I always figured it'd be a bit like having blue blood in the family, only…"
Sep 2, 2013
Jeanne Sathre commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post Hitler's food taster breaks her silence after 68 years
"Amazing story. It really is hard to believe that it is so relatively recent. "
Apr 9, 2013
Jonathan Wolfman commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post Hitler's food taster breaks her silence after 68 years
"Thanks for telling me a piece of that madness I'd never heard."
Apr 8, 2013
Din Mutha commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post German bishops sabotage pedophile investigation
"Creepy//funny light switch, the sabotage of an investigation--more creepy, less funny.  Well researched piece, Alan. I look forward to reading more of your work. "
Jan 8, 2013
Heidi Banerjee commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post Is there still such a place as "East Germany"? An activist tells about what remains of the land of his birth
"I have not been in the Eastern section after the fall of the wall but I have encountered the Eastern tongues everywhere.Noticable was the fast assimilation to Westerh standard whereas the people who had remained in their homeland suffered severely…"
Jan 5, 2013
Kathy Knechtges commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post Is there still such a place as "East Germany"? An activist tells about what remains of the land of his birth
"very interesting! thanks for this!"
Dec 30, 2012
Alan Nothnagle commented on Patrick Frank's blog post Three ideas in shorthand that will become essays.
""Buddhist Pema Chodron advocates abandoning our customary narrative as we consider various aspects of life. That would be so freeing, to stop telling ourselves a particular story about what we are experience, thus locking ourselves into a given…"
Dec 28, 2012
Myriad commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post The goblins in my basement
"Oh my, yes the things that lived under the bed and in the attic....and the horrors of having to go down the basement to get eggs out of the slime in the big crockery thing (isinglass preservative).  I always made sure the hook and eye on the…"
Dec 26, 2012
Alan Nothnagle commented on Oryoki Bowl's blog post The Simple Life: A New Year's Recipe for Happiness!
"The typical "simple life" has always looked damn complicated to me. I think the goal should be internal simplicity - simplicity of thought and feeling - and the furnishings are just props. "Simplify, simplify, simplify," as…"
Dec 26, 2012
Anna Herrington commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post The goblins in my basement
"He also saw 'the little green man' under bushes from age 1 1/2 to 3, before he had the sense to stop talking about him around his older brother..."
Dec 26, 2012
Anna Herrington commented on Alan Nothnagle's blog post The goblins in my basement
"I look forward to it -- while this son was stashing supplies, I kept thinking I was losing it as everything I bought to clean house kept disappearing!  Still one of those funny family stories around here  : )  "
Dec 26, 2012

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Freelance writer and simultaneous interpreter, based in Berlin, Germany. I live in the shadow of Berlin's famous "Goldelse," the famous angel atop the Victory Column, hence the profile pic.
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Hitler's food taster breaks her silence after 68 years

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

Margot Wölk finally tells her story

IF YOU’RE ANYTHING LIKE me, the twentieth century, with all its blessings and horrors, seems like a long time ago. Even if – like me – you experienced your entire youth and more within it, and…

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German bishops sabotage pedophile investigation

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 4:17pm 2 Comments





Don't touch that switch - pull the plug!

WHEN I FIRST STARTED blogging about the German Catholic sexual abuse scandal in this space a few years back, I did so with a feeling of hope –…

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Is there still such a place as "East Germany"? An activist tells about what remains of the land of his birth

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 3:30pm 3 Comments

 

The Third Generation East Germany bus in search of a vanished country

THE BERLIN WALL FELL twenty-three years ago and the Germans who once lived behind it have been struggling to fill the void it left behind ever since. Systemic underdevelopment,…

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The goblins in my basement

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 10:00am 14 Comments

  

I DON'T RECALL ANYONE ever telling me there were goblins in our basement, but I knew they were there. Not that knowing this caused me any worry as long as the sun was shining. Our goblins only came out at night, and I doubt I ever went down there after dusk over all…

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