March 2020
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What a sense of relief that Obama was reelected…

Thanks to a vacation policy that I don’t quite understand, back at the end of September I was granted an extra day off this year, which I immediately applied toward taking today off.

As the election progressed, I came to realize that I would either be very happy or very depressed today, and in either […]

I don’t get it.

After six years of living abroad, I seem to be out of touch with America.

I can’t figure out what Obama’s done wrong. As far as I can tell he’s expanded health care, prevented the economy from completely tanking, and started the process of unwinding all the bad things that were caused by George W. […]

Surprisingly Good Eats in Indianapolis!

This trip I spent a couple nights in Indy attempting to adjust to local time while visiting Koko and Boy. Food-wise, there wasn’t a single restaurant in the city that I really wanted to return to immediately as all my old favorites have either slowly decayed or closed.

I’m happy to report that this time […]

Obama visiting Buchenwald

USA's 747-200

Unfortunately the earlier hopes that Obama would visit Weimar after honoring the victims of Buchenwald were dashed. This means that I didn’t get to meet or see the president, although I did get to see the president’s 747 out my bedroom window.

(Boy am I being myopic!)

Anyhow, after the president toured […]

Edible Obama Memories

Chocolate-Banana Cake

Looks better than it tastes


Eat an Amerikaner Cookie with Obama!

It’s still not clear whether or not President Obama will be visiting Weimar or not. I’m not privy to any insider information, but it’s my impression that the president will visit Buchenwald and then leave the area–which would be a shame. Not only would I not be able […]

Gay For Obama

Ok, I buried it in the previous post, but I’m reading a variety of blogs and legitimate news sources that keep telling me that Obama is a bad president—with some going so far as to say,

I decided today that I’m officially anti-Obama. (Ragan Fox, Poet)

I’m tired of this anti-Obama rhetoric based solely on […]


I’ve been contemplating history of late.

There’s been so much interaction with history in my life, of late, that I could spew out on the subject for hours, uninterrupted. Naturally I would probably be repetitive, but there are a lot of cross-thematic links that have been mentally cropping up of late.

Buchenwald and Heart Mountain […]

Two Bakery Photos

I took both of the photos today–one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. One made me grouchy and angry, the other amused me.

The driver of this car, WE EV 37, this morning was too important and in too big a rush to park in an actual parking […]

Thüringen Wahl

He wants you to vote CDU.

Local elections are coming up in Thüringen and serious campaigning has begun.

There are at least two strange things about the election.

First, and through no fault of the people who picked the dates, the election is June 7th, a mere two days after Obama visits. I suspect […]