May 2020


Planning my Rhode Island Vacation: Newport suffers from my childhood memories.

I’ll soon be taking vacation and heading across the pond to my native land. While there I have a number of exciting activities planned, friends to see, and vacation to vacate.

As a part of the vacation, I’ve decided it’s high time to knock off my 48th United State, Rhode Island. It will leave me […]

No time to write.

I noted recently that since moving to Berlin, my life’s become busy.

So, rather than ramble on and on about crap, here are the highlights of my life, right now:

First, the weather, although warm, is much nicer today than it was yesterday. Yesterday Berlin was a humid mess and it was sticky just walking […]

I can’t wait for the weekend to begin!

Happily, for me, another workweek is closed.

Yes, I know, it’s only Thursday, but I have a guest in town for the next two weeks and tomorrow morning we are going out of Berlin for a long weekend. I’d tell you where, but that might ruin some of the surprise—suffice to say, we’re flying Air […]

A Mismash of Many Things!

I’ve had a pretty busy week – Actually it’s been a fantastic week.

I can only think of two “negative” things: First, I banged my leg into a table Tuesday evening –pretty hard—it took me 2 minutes of cursing before I could move again—and it hurt enough to noticeably bother me through Friday. It’s still […]

Being Warm is a Mental Game

The past couple of weeks Berlin has been floating right around the freezing mark—most of the time a couple of degrees below, and a few days, a couple of degrees above.

I could be grumbling about this—and, in fact, I was—but I’m not—anymore.

Why, you might ask?

It is because I am going to visit […]

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 […]

Three Travel Notes on Antalya

I can sadly report that I am back home in Weimar after a 3 and a half hour flight from Antalya.

Here are three quick thoughts about my trip.

First up, I flew Sky Airlines; an airline I’d never heard of before. I found the airline after Michele commented that I should take a flight […]

I’m Peachy Today: I’ve got Georgia on my mind!

And no, not საქართველო, but Georgia the state in the United States. Specifically Atlanta.

I’m in Atlanta to visit Pseduo Wife I and her “real husband”. They moved to Hotlanta so that he could pursue higher education—which, quite frankly, is probably the only reason to have anything to do with either Atlanta, or Georgia the […]

Ready to go… and a T-Com Story

I didn’t have as perfect a weekend as I had planned—waylaid Saturday afternoon, I didn’t actually start stuffing my suitcase until Sunday.

Suffice it to say, I’ve outdone myself: 28 bars of Ritter Sport, 12 bars of specialty German soap for a sibling, 1 fragile gift for a friend, one pair of shoes, shirts, undies, […]

Fall Cleaning

Right now my dining room table has piles of stuff on it.

It’s the two books I am bringing to read whilst in Wyoming, the papers indicating where I am staying, how and where I am travelling, and more, plus 28 bars of Ritter Sport chocolate for people I meet along the way.

Any leftover […]