The Weight of History

Sculpture Garden

Notes from a visit to Germany: Friday evening, May 20, 2011, I visited my friend Toelli’s art studio, only a few kilometers from our farm. We stood outside in his […]

The Lost Generation

Labyrinth Rees Germany

Notes from a 2010 visit to Germany: My mom sat on a log of driftwood, next to the River Rhine, petting our dog Max, a black and white mutt. We […]

My Father’s Scar

Karl Brauer on horseback in Rees Germany

In Chapter 28 of Girls Don’t Ride Motorbikes I describe a scene with my dad, in which he shares memories of his youth and the rescue of his older cousin’s […]