No, Mexico City is not “The New Berlin”: A response to Vice

It appears that every couple of months, some pseudo-Hipster publicationwill suddenly discover my hometown, and write a piece (usually in English) about how it’s “the hottest place” for the bohemian trendy expat set. Usually when this happens, many of my fellow liberal, college-educated chilango millennials will fawn over the article, getting the validation they so…

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My Life in Berlin During the 80’s (updated)

I lived in #Berlin close to the end of the Cold War which last roughly from 1947 to 1991.   I hailed from a small city in West Virginia,  so Berlin was magnitudes different from my hometown of Huntington.     Prior to Berlin we lived in Göppingen, which is in the state of Badden-Wurttemberg, one of #Germany’s sixteen states….