About Anne

Anne is a German ExPat with family roots as farmers in Haaren, Kreis Paderborn and coal miners in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Harz.  Born and raised in the Old World, she now raises Donald’s and her children in the New World.

Educated in the German school and university system, Anne holds degrees in German, English, Education, Philosophy and Drama.  To offset the overload of cognitive input, she also pursued martial arts and was awarded a 1. Dan in Jiu-Jitsu.  Languages have always been her passion, hence it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she holds J.R.R. Tolkien and his subcreation in high esteem.  These days, she spends her time taking care of the family including pets, home-schooling the children, tending the garden, processing the harvest, reading, playing the flute, researching the family history, and enjoying the quiet of rural life.

As you might have noticed if you stop by more or less regularly, she also enjoys taking pictures, primarily macros or close-ups:

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour

~ W.B.

The family maintains a website about Anne’s father:  Josef (Jupp) Kappius.


“I only have time for eternity.”  ~ Thomas Merton

“Wahrlich, wer wenig besitzt, wird um so weniger besessen: gelobt sei die kleine Armuth!”  ~ Friedrich Nietsche

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