A few years ago I was in Washington DC, walking down the street, playing the part of tourist, when I came upon some locals – people playing football in the park, jogging down the streets, carrying groceries home.
I was envious – these were people who get to live every day in a fabulous city [...]
This has been a surprisingly busy week and weekend.
Last night I have no idea what happened, but it was something like 8:30 or 9 before I started cooking dinner—and while I was doing that I was on the phone to Denver getting some surprising information—which I would rant about, but I don’t want to [...]
Every year Weimar holds pèlerinages—an annual Kunstfest–that is, arts festival.
The arts festival fits in: Weimar is the European Capital of Culture (1999), and anything that preserves and protects the city’s image as a center of high culture is to be endorsed and adored.
It’s three weeks of music, exhibitions, dance, literature, discussion, and film [...]
Thanks to Cathy for noticing the (temporary) addition of a third to the statues in Theaterplatz. For now it’s Goethe, Schiller, und Liszt.
Honestly I should have expected it, but PseudoWife, her RealHusband, and I were on our third museum of the day before it happened.
We met at 11 Saturday morning on the steps of Weimar’s Neues Museum—one of five stops on the Bauhaus at 90 / 2009 Spring Tour of Weimar. After a brief debate (None [...]
1 cent, Salt, Bread: A German Welcome to Your New Home
I should probably be getting back to finishing my current work project—a deadline is looming tomorrow—but instead I need a few minutes to decompress. My first load of laundry is in the dryer (I need what’s in it tonight), the second (of three) [...]
New Goethe & Schiller Cookie Cutters!
Today I broke my pattern and instead of going directly to and from the Weimar Office, I wandered through town after Coffee and Cake.
It was no surprise to me when I found the most recent permutation of Weimar’s never ending Goethe and Schiller worship: The Cookie Cutters.
Weimar hasn’t really changed in my absence—really the only news of note, that I’ve identified, is that the city’s number one photographed monument in Theaterplatz, the statues of Goethe and Schiller, are being renovated and are under wraps.
It seems odd to me that the powers would chose to renovate the statues at the height [...]
Two bright men, Goethe and Schiller, on a bright day in Weimar, Germany.
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