30. April 2008, 1:34 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Hitting the road of globalization (2)

mesa-albuquerque.jpgmesa-albuquerque-2.jpg Developing a developed country As we have almost reached the top of the hill plateau north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, a water truck passes spraying water on the road to keep the dust down. A few minutes later we can overlook the Pajarito Mesa, a settlement of 1.400 people, most of them Mexicans, who live here without any of the blessings a life in a developed country normally provides. 450 families live on this devastated ... weiterlesen...

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29. April 2008, 8:54 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Full reward

Up to the present days I have always considered religion to be a combination of individual belief and community practice based on a transcendental but non financial fundament. Visiting some churches in the Southern part of the USA - the so called "Bible Belt" - I have learned to reconsider this assumption.During a service at a Baptist church the guy preaching to a huge audience explained the three levels of communication to us. As to him words are the first ... weiterlesen...

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28. April 2008, 6:43 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Hitting the road of globalization (1)

mm-car-quality-for-less.jpgadopt-a-highway.jpgfedex-truck.jpg Quality for less I have travelled throughout parts of the USA these weeks. I have travelled along the formation of a leading country in our world. And I have hit the road of globalization with all its disparities. This is exactly the accurate metaphor because roads are so important in the U.S. Originating from a European country I have always focused on the places people live in which are conjunct by ... weiterlesen...

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27. April 2008, 8:53 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel


wolf-graves.jpg Southeast of Marfa towards the border of Mexico there is a little ghost town called Shafter. If you leave the highway and follow a dirt road to a tiny plateau you will find an old Mexican cemetery full of ‚wolf graves'. They are very shallow because the ground is so rocky that people can't dig deep. So they had to pile up stones to cover the bodies of the dead. Most of the graves have a white ... weiterlesen...

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26. April 2008, 4:30 Uhr, Geschrieben von Miriam Meckel

Cruise until forever lost

cruise-mirror.jpgcruise.jpghertz-never-lost.jpg Driving in the U.S. is a pleasure. There is nothing more comfortable in this country than cars and roads. And there is nothing people do care more about. Driving from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Marfa, Texas, I detected the cruise function in my rental car. That is awesome! You pull a little switch and the car glides down the freeway with nothing but a tender move of my right hand to ... weiterlesen...

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