September 2004



I was over on MT’s blog and saw her entry regarding, “One Nation, Under God: Vote to Keep it That Way.” It got me to thinking about Catherine, one of the God-niks in my life.

Catherine is a person who was a good friend of mine when I lived in California. Back in the early […]

Visions of Oz…

The remnants of Hurricane Jeanne are blowing through my area now. I know all we are getting is a bit of a breeze and some heavy rain so we have it MUCH better than the folks in Florida, but I think I saw a cow blow by my window this morning as I was driving […]

Fall is here…

Fall is officially here. This means it is now time to do all the exterior maintenence work on the house that I’ve been neglecting over the summer. The project this year is to paint the trim.

I’ve selected Hunter Green for the doors and shutters and something called Chatham Green (more tan than anything else) […]

One race ends, a new race begins…

As many of you may know, Adam is a big fan of the reality show The Amazing Race and so am I.

Adam had the good fortune of going to Germany and live the wonderful adventure that is cooked dill with a side of dill, but he has missed out on the race. I’m not […]

What happens when you let your major employer rule your town

Since Adam is away I thought I would fill you in/bore you with some details about the economic make-up of my current hometown of Danville, VA. This is prompted by an article titled, Small towns tired of slow rollout create own high-speed networks in the money section of the 9/21/04 USA Today (you’ll need the […]



Gone for a few days. CQ may fill in on occassion.


Last night fall arrived with a vengence–even though the calendar says it will not arrive until tomorrow at 18:30 in Germany–15 minutes after my plane has left the gate for London.

People here are wearing warmer clothes and carrying umbrellas, although as I write this, the sun has started shining.


I had dill with my lunch today.

As some of you may recall, I have a thing against excessive amounts of dill, so I was overjoyed when the dill on the salmon was neither dried nor excessive. Both hugely positive marks for the first of two cooks to have their cuisine tested at the Max […]

Bloomington Notes

I just got my most recent bank statement from Bloomington, and as usual the monthly newsletter was included.

Inside the newsletter, the credit union thanked Pizza Queen for catering various credit union events. The newsletter noted that Pizza Queen used to be called Pizza King, and then included a link to the restaurant’s web site: […]

Schwul or Russian

So last night I went out clubbing in Erfurt, a 20ish minute train ride west of Weimar.

The goal was to visit the schwul club, but instead I found Russians.

According to the Gay Thüringen web site, Test-It is the party location for gays, lesbians, and the curious in Erfurt-and it opens up once a […]