March 2007


The Trip Home

I cannot say that I am wholly impressed with Air France.

Three out of four flights were late, the check-in agent at JFK enforced a rule I had never heard of (forcing me to check my bags, and, consequently, almost missing my train in Leipzig), and the flight attendants on my scheduled 22:55 (actual 23:45) […]

in Weimar

I’m back in Weimar, but, unfortunately, my laptop suddenly started to misbehave.


More in the morning.

How International

Today I start making my way home; going one of those places where those “people came from,” but not on that airline.

I don’t leave until quite late today, so I have lots of time to kill in Manhattan; just not sure what I am going to do yet.


What I Miss…

I’ve managed, so far, to not do the “Expat Countdown” meme that swept around the world in recent weeks. In the meme, one talks about five things you love in your host country, four things you miss from home, three things that annoy you in the new land, two things that surprised you about the […]


Today was an exhausting day—and the weather could not have been better!

I have not regretted leaving my heavy winter coat back in Deutschland.

Anyhow, I got up early this morning—5:30 early, the second day in a row that I’ve woken up at that time. It’s actually progress because the previous two days, I woke […]

Chasing My New York Celebrities

It’s hard for those who have not visited The City to understand, but clearly New York becomes something special for those who have visited it.

I have to admit, though, that I get annoyed with all the touristy things and, often, have atypical wants and wishes for my time in the big city. Today, for […]

Boy Culture

I happen to be in New York City for the release of the film Boy Culture, based off of a novel by Matthew Rettenmund that I read a long time ago and enjoyed.

After having been rejected and prevented from buying shoes because my signature was “too short” (I thought, at the time, that too […]

Read in Newsweek

While waiting around the Leipzig Airport, I read a copy of Newsweek—presumably an international edition, but I’m not really sure. I don’t actually read Newsweek that often because I think that it’s boring, poorly written and shallow. It turns out that not only that, presumably its readers are slightly stupid because they published the results […]

Saturday Summary

I took the Staten Island Ferry to and from the island with a large group of Juniors from River View High School in Warsaw, Ohio. They were doing the exact same thing that I did: out and back—and I talked to one of the teachers when he suggested that the New York City Port was […]

I ♥ NY

I am in New York City—and the worst part is that on a Friday night, I need to go to bed. I am suffering jet lag—I got up at 5am in Paris—merely midnight in New York. Now it’s 9:30 and I am a potted plant.

I did walk around Manhattan for a spell and saw […]