Thursday was a fun day – meeting old friends in Leipzig (coffee during a forced one hour layover at the train station), Jena (old work colleagues: I still have a mailbox at the old office. No mail in it), and Weimar (lots of friends).
In the evening I found myself at the gallery opening for [...]
Thursday I’m leaving for a weekend away – going to visit the old Thüringen home…
Expect notes from the road…
This year is the 775th anniversary of Berlin, and, as in every year, there are a ton of events going on: Berlin Marathon, Christopher Street Days, the Entzaubert alternative DIY GLBT film festival, fireworks, and the Festival of Lights – to name a few.
But clearly, all of these events are competing to be the [...]
Today is slow travel day, or something like that, and to celebrate I took an architectural tour of Berlin, one that compared the architecture of East and West Berlin.
Before I go a bit further, slow travel is an echo of the slow food response to fast food – in that, “encourages people to resist [...]
This afternoon I could have been outside enjoying, what is turning out to be, a spectacular spring, but I didn’t.
Instead I was inside watching two queer, documentary, Chinese films, New Beijing New Marriage and Our Story – 10 years “guerrilla warfare” of the Beijing Queer Film Festival, plus a preview of Mama Rainbow. Joining [...]
So after a bunch of comments from Hoosiers a week or two ago, I finally made my decision and I sent off my absentee ballot.
Really, of course, there was no question (or choice) for US President or US Senator: Barack Obama and Joe Donnelly, respectively, got my primary votes.
However, for the 9th Congressional [...]
The older I get, the more I realize that I have somehow, luckily, escaped having a huge albatross strung around my neck.
The albatross otherwise known as religion.
On some level, I’ve had a miniscule wish for it – I remember after reading the Little House in the Big Woods (and the rest of the [...]
Most of the time, I’m indifferent to religious holidays.
This time, the timing actually perfect: somebody charitably shared a cold with me and I need the time off to recover. The cold first made itself known to me late Monday night, walloped me Tuesday (enough that I stayed home and slept 90% of the day), [...]
In no particular order, I present my 10 favorite Eurovision songs. This list is notable for a number of reasons, including the fact that I really like the song for France – no clue what she’s singing about, but the video has lots of decent eye-candy.
Further, I apologize in advance because I’ve included [...]
I’ve been doing a bit of thinking about the expats that I know and whether or not they own their own home and – ignoring those that are married to locals – I can only think of one expat who owns their own home.
Naturally I can understand why many expats might not buy their [...]