Maya Lin is currently working on what will be her last memorial, entitled What is Missing? which will focus on bringing awareness to the current crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss. Once again reinventing what a monument can be, What is Missing? will be a multi-sited work existing in select scientific institutions, online as a website, and as a book. It will debut at the California Academy of Sciences in September 2009 with a sound and media installation located at the Academy's East Terrace.
It's a fusion of German, Belgian and French, but not a dialect of any of them -- each of those countries has, at one time or other, occupied Luxembourg, and of course they're all adjacent to Luxembourg anyway.
I'm Luxembourgish on my father's side. One could say German, as when his family came to the US in the 1830's Luxembourg was part of Germany. They always said they were German because it's easier to explain to people. But the old timers spoke Luxembourgish enough that my Dad could understand, if not speak it. They identified with Luxembourg, not Germany. That said, the greatest concentration of people with the Grommes name are in Germany, in the western part, spilling over into Luxembourg. In the US, most of them became farmers in the Chicago area. That is where I grew up.
Is your discussion of feeling systems on Living Life to the Fullest? I'll see if I can find it. Will also check out charlierose.com.