Susanna Gaertner As a free-lance writer, Susanna Gaertner has written about everything from medicine to massage, from art to wine travel, for Smithsonian, New York Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, the Sydney Morning Herald, Epicurean Traveler, among others. For more than a decade she has been a Pilates instructor (www.pilates4all.com) in Santa Cruz, California, and is a board member of the UCSC Arboretum.
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Fatherhood, Teutonic Style

By Susanna Gaertner
By Susanna Gaertner

I know that my father loved me, but it was in the manner of an earlier age: Children were meant to be seen and not heard, to be obedient in all things, and to follow the path prescribed by their wiser parents. I really had no relationship with this wonderful man after my teenage years.

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