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Rose-Anne Clermont, a New York native, first came to Berlin in 1998 as a Fulbright fellow, after earning a Master’s Degree in journalism from Columbia University. Her articles and essays have appeared in International Herald Tribune, Spiegel on-line, The Root, The Women’s International Perspective and Die Zeit. She lives in Berlin with her German husband and their three sons. This piece is from an ongoing series called Bush Girl that she plans to publish as a book. For more, visit her blog: http://currentsbetweenshores.blogspot.com.