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What’s worse: Allowing Neo-Nazis to murder 10 people or Joe Paterno letting a coach rape kids?

Honestly, I cannot answer my own question, but it is something that I’ve been pondering of late.

The details of both are disturbing – and I’ve been inundated with details about one from the German half of my life and details about the other from the American half of my life.

The Neo-Nazi story actually […]

Journalists, Journalism, and Ethics

A long, long time ago, I aspired to become a journalist – I worked on the student newspaper at the University of Wyoming, The Branding Iron, and I harbored dreams of becoming a well known and well respected journalist in Wyoming.

Something funny happened on the way to fulfilling that dream and I ended up […]

Out of 2000: Snooker in Berlin

Sometimes I feel like I’m far away from 2,000 and then there are times I suddenly realize that I should be there by the end of this month, depending upon the rate at which I keep posting.

Today, offering her thoughts, is Snooker in Berlin.

When Adam asked me to comment on one of my […]

Local News Reports

Pärchen begeht sieben Straftaten an einem Tag

Eisenberg. (ddp/tlz) Gleich sieben Straftaten hat am Montagabend ein polizeibekanntes Pärchen in Eisenberg im Saale-Holzland-Kreis begangen. Wie die Polizei am Dienstag mitteilte, werden einem 31-Jährigen und seiner 23-jährigen Freundin unter anderem Körperverletzung, Beleidigung, Bedrohung, Notrufmissbrauch und Widerstandshandlungen gegen Polizeibeamte vorgeworfen. Die beiden erheblich alkoholisierten Täter mussten auch zum […]

Closing In On Ten Years…

We are now less than a month from the ten year anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death.

The New York Times visited Laramie with writers of The Laramie Project, and, in addition to the article, putting together a series of photographs related to the entire mess to help visualize everything.

The crime had a major impact […]

Busted

Saturday night’s plans for Rotterdam were busted—and not by me, but by the authorities.

It seems that the owner of the Gay Palace has been accused of selling drugs and otherwise using the facility for nefarious business dealings. Therefore I was left three minutes from the now closed Palace with no evening plans.

I hopped […]

Naked Update

In case you were wondering about last night’s naked man, I have some additional information.

First, he wasn’t on my floor, he was on the 2nd floor, the one below me (or for Americans, the 3rd floor). After he was taken away, the police searched his room (big surprise there!) and found cocaine in the […]

Naked Man, Broken Glass

At my hotel here in Rotterdam, a guy on my floor just went insane. I think I heard windows breaking, and when I looked out the window, I saw a naked guy buck naked in the middle of the street, surrounded by a couple of cops and a police van.

His skin was bright red, […]