About Alexandra Heep

About Alexandra Heep: The internet has allowed allowed Alexandra to maintain a semblance of life when encountering an unexpected, lingering health crisis. The Internet is a lifeline which not only allows her to remain connected to friends, but also survive, via writing.While Alexandra Heep is her pen name, she does not hide behind it. Instead, she used it to brand herself on the Internet and to create opportunities.

Alexandra published her first book, a collection of her best poems, on July 11, 2012. You can buy it at Lulu.com

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

A to Z Challenge 2019: D is for Die Sendung mit der Maus

Die Sendung mit der Maus is German and translates to "The Program With the Mouse." It is a show I watched in Germany as a kid. However, I had forgotten about it until I saw a postcard on Postcrossing that depicted the mouse. I didn't even remember the title, so I did some Googling, and here we are.

If you want a detailed explanation (in English, but there's a button for German), here is a cool link that explains it all. The shorter version is: The three main characters are simply named Maus, Elefant and Ente (mouse, elephant and duck). They sporadically appear in a half-hour educational program for children. It somehow compares to Sesame Street.

What's interesting to note is that the Maus is much larger than life. Elefant, while much smaller, is stronger. They don't speak, but they make noises. There is a very distinctive  clack-clack sound when the mouse blinks its eyes. I now collect the postcards. So far, I have eight. I don't buy them, these are part of the random exchanges that take part on Postcrossing.

Do you have a favorite childhood character?

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