Vienna, Austria is consistently rated among the cities with the highest quality of life. I agree with that evaluation. Here’s one example. I had some time on my hands early on a Saturday morning. I decided to visit a public park that I normally wouldn’t visit. Playground spaces always speak to me: How much room… Continue reading What We Mean When We Talk About Quality Of Life
Vienna is the city. Austria, the country. This place. These places belong to who I am, who I am becoming.
This is where I have matured into adulthood. It is most likely where I will grow old.
This slideshow is a way for me to put myself in context for you and me. I see these places and I see myself but my challenge, alas, remains the capacity to see myself in these places and in turn, see these places -and their meanings – in me.
September 2015 will mark the 30th anniversary of my arrival in Austria. At the time I was planning on a semester. That semester extended to a year and after a few years of back and forth between the US and Vienna, I settled here in 1991. As a US Citizen and an African-American one at… Continue reading Vienna Gratitude