French and Italian cuisines always get the raves; German food tends to get short shrift. It's usually called heavy, not comfort food, and beets, pickles, and sauerkraut aren't on the instant craving gratification list for most Americans. But they are for me. And while I've yet to sample a schnitzel as heavenly as I did last year in Leipzig, local interpretations of German cuisine are worthy competitors. Read more »
There's a curious but significant distinction between a job and a career. A job is something that we (usually) spend a third of our life doing, (usually) in exchange for financial compensation. While a job is inherently meritorious, it also connotes trading time for wages: an eternally losing proposition. Unless it's paired with "hand" or "blow," there's a modicum of doom in our breath when we utter the word.
A career, however, seems to hold aloft our daydreams and aspirations. Careers are crafted, built, and achieved. Read more »