April 2020


Echoes across space and time – Wyoming from Germany: My Wyoming Monologue

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 […]

when I am running, the world also runs with me

Thursday was a fun day – meeting old friends in Leipzig (coffee during a forced one hour layover at the train station), Jena (old work colleagues: I still have a mailbox at the old office. No mail in it), and Weimar (lots of friends).

In the evening I found myself at the gallery opening for […]

Visiting the European Capital of Culture (1999)

I had a great long weekend in Weimar.

Honestly, I’m not the typical tourist – I didn’t do the holy Goethe and Schiller thing, although I did walk past their statues in Theaterplatz.

Overall, in the eleven months since I’ve moved, not much has changed. There are a few more buildings that have been renovated […]

This week in my mailbox

Surprisingly I get less advertising in my mailbox in Berlin than I did in Weimar–so much less that I haven’t felt the urge to put up the “No advertising or free newspapers” sticker at all!

This week I got a flier from Berlin-Express, a package tour provider, touting trips to Dubai, Karneval in Venedig, and […]

I’m Still Cheesed at VR Bank Weimar

Usually it’s enough to post a short thing for me to calm down, but the truth is I am still fuming about VR Bank Weimar, eG, the bank that served me for six, long, awful years.

It took moving to Berlin for me to finally do what I should have done two years ago after […]

VR Bank Weimar doesn’t get it.

It’s amazing how difficult it can be to close an account with the people at VR Bank Weimar.

I regret ever opening an account with them.

Miserable Dienstleistung indeed.

Auf Weidersehen, Weimar!

Dear Mayor Wolf and Fellow Citizens,

I’ve had a great six years living in Weimar, European Capital of Culture, 1999. The city is beautiful, the people friendly, and parks plentiful. Even as I move to Berlin, I will always have a place in my heart for Weimar. That said, I hope that Weimar finds […]

Tonight’s Car-Bus Accident

No apparent injuries to the driver of the car.

My Apartment: die Küche

As an American, one of the harder things to wrap my head around is the fact that most apartments in Germany (or shall I say, my part of Germany) do not come with kitchens – so when I was apartment hunting a year ago, I quickly learned that “EBK” next to an apartment meant […]

My Apartment: Badzimmer

Honestly I have never lived in such a beautiful place with such magnificent surroundings—and my favorite room is through the door with this piece of art. Chica gave the drawing to me, a gift after I admired it endlessly in her WG[1]—it was drawn by Conrad Locke the younger brother of one of her past […]