LETTERS FROM BERLIN is our American abroad column by Annie Mark-Westfall
Now more than ever, particularly in this age of Trump, is America’s relationship with the rest of the world under the microscope.
In her column, Annie Mark-Westfall examines this relationship with a personal, thoughtful, and witty observational look at life as an American living in Europe.
Annie Mark-Westfall graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio. As a former Fulbright grantee and Robert Bosch Foundation fellow, she views herself as a cultural ambassador. Her day job is with an international conservation organization.
Annie Mark-Westfall on childhood fears and innocence and fighting for a better future
Annie Mark-Westfall on a life of striving, on being a foreigner in a foreign land and the true meaning of home
Annie Mark-Westfall on why summer 2019 was the end of her honeymoon phase with Berlin
Annie Mark-Westfall on the abortion debate in the US and Europe and the woman’s right to choose
Annie Mark-Westfall on the nostalgia of her grandmother’s cooking and learning how to eat when hungry
Annie Mark-Westfall on that point where past and future meet and finding herself in her family
Annie Mark-Westfall on winter thoughts, New Year’s vows, and finding focus
Annie Mark-Westfall on reflections about family ghosts and the meaning of death and life
Annie Mark-Westfall on the elusive work-life balance and the guilt of voicing struggle
Annie Mark-Westfall on the water of our lives, freedom, and the true nature of equality
Annie Mark-Westfall on the lessons of the past and why we must ‘never forget’
Annie Mark-Westfall on the lessons her son will learn growing up in Germany