Below is my piece for the Wyoming Monologues, a performance put on at the University of Wyoming last night, March 8, 2013, following a performance of the Vagina Monologues. I owe a debt of gratitude to Ian, Stephan, Jay, Alexander, and Bonnie for their helpful comments during the writing process. Further, it would [...]
Yesterday I engaged in a bit of random Berlin exploration – it started innocently enough with coffee from *$ — after my coffee, I popped outside and got on the first bus I saw, Bus 186. I recognized the last stop listed (S-Grunewald), but I had no idea how I would get [...]
I realize, as I write this, that I am not about to post something that many of my Berlin friends will like, but I feel like saying it anyway.
But first — the East Side Gallery, a 1.3 kilometer long piece of the Berlin wall, is going to have a 22 meter piece taken out [...]
Berlin has many points of interest – and if you look, one Fernsehturm.
Looking across Tiergarten toward Brandenburger Tor
This month Berlin is busy celebrating 775 years – there are a number of parties, exhibitions, and other events honoring the city’s brief moment on the planet.
Looking along Hauptstrasse toward Mitte – [...]
Snooker in Berlin pointed out that today was a fantastic day to see classic automobiles here in Berlin: The Hamburg-Berlin-Klassic, a three day road rally, reached its finish line in Berlin around 3pm.
She and I were there waiting for the first of some 185 automobiles to cross the [...]
Today, June 23, 2012, marks the 100th birthday of Alan Turing, a man whose efforts helped break Nazi encryptions, and, consequently, end the war. He was even awarded an OBE for this.
There’s no way I could do justice to him in this space.
But I do want to focus on the fact that he [...]
The infamous V2
So while the only honest word that could describe this Saturday is “lazy”, last Saturday I was busy visiting the Peenemünde Historical and Technical Information Center.
It was actually the core reason that I wanted to visit Usedom—one of my colleagues had mentioned that the museum is about the development of [...]
While Koko was visiting, I took a couple days off of work to join her in visiting Berlin tourist sites and was quickly reminded of how Germany is the perfect place to live if you love to hate where you are, and at the same time love to love where you are.
It’s rather simple, [...]
Recently I got a present – an expensive present – and I was able to do most of the choosing of the bits.
Since the information is out there, it’s a Canon 60D.
What I’ve come to discover, which I had suspected, is that I really didn’t know a lot about photography and that I [...]
Last night I met up with Snooker in Berlin and saw Aus Anderer Sicht: Die frühe Berliner Mauer – or The Other View: The Early Berlin Wall.
Honestly this is one of the best exhibitions I’ve seen in a long time – it’s the kind of exhibition where I lost track of time. I literally [...]