Hi folks. I’m not that sure who will check in and read this blog. At this time, the highest official number of readers was back in 2014, when a few hundred people did something that caused the system to list them as having been visitors who read the blog. I still don’t know what I did that day that was so much better.
Anyway, some of you know that I tried to leave Germany again last Summer. I was forced back by Great Britain for the first time in my life, at the Border. I never lied to Britain to go into the nation. I even already had a visitor’s visa. So what was the problem? It turned out that there were 2 problems. 1) The place I had thought I had secured to volunteer in exchange for room and board, was not really there for me. 2) The laws of Great Britain and the USA require that I – or anyone, have work permission even to do volunteer work.
Also at the border there were posters of people who ended up in slave-labor situations and that the British government is not interested in enslaving people that way.
I was upset to be sent back to Germany. There are numerous jobs in the professional writing field there in Greater London for which I am qualified – some I am well qualified for, others barely or not quite and some medium, and that pay decently. I would not mind one of those. At the same time, I was grateful to be sent back to a country where I do already have work permission.
Due to that, I have had more experiences in Germany. I finally spent a couple of months in a city – I should have moved to the nearest city 2 or 3 years ago most likely but did not….It was nice to have the same address for longer. Long, arduous story about how I would have if someone hadn’t divorced me or if I had accepted a house next door to my father instead of staying with friends from college and a lover and a job in Indianapolis….Anyway, due to all that, it has only been late August, and September and October that I have been in Bremen, Germany rather than out in a village.
My daily images of dairy cattle and the sounds of the nearest rooster, sheep or horse have been replaced by the street cars and sounds of regular street traffic.
Stay tuned for more.