Re “German culture, up close and personal”—
Kile Smith’s charming stück about his encounters with German
choristers in Warrington reverses my recent experiences where I’ve been
living in Weimar speaking Bild Deutsch. My German wife and our
bilingual Danny (age six) both tease me daily about my bad accent.
yesterday I gave Hildegard a semantic explanation of dandelion. She has
long been a librarian at the local music college. And I pass a J.S. Bach
statue on my daily visit to the Anna Amalia Library to read the
I protect my American jazz heritage every
evening via Internet radio.
Patrick D. Hazard
May 29, 2013