December 2022


Foggy Weather

Now I realize that I could pontificate about that major event happening tomorrow, but I figure that all of my eligible readers have either already played their part, or will play their part—and they know who to vote for.

Instead I am going to talk about the weather.

It’s been foggy these last few days, […]

Summer February Day

Today was incredibly nice, especially for February.

Wish you were here!



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 […]

Baked Saturday

The weather in Weimar has taken a definite turn for the worse.

Today it was overcast and windy with periods of light rain. It was also fairly cool out—no more summer weight jackets when venturing out. People were bundled up walking down the street.

Rather than spend my day out, I stayed in most of […]

More Snow…

As MT has already noted, Denver is getting socked with another blizzard: anywhere from 12 to 24 inches of snow are expected in the next day or so. This snow is falling on top of the snow that is already there: in the case of my folk’s house, I would estimate that we currently have […]

It’s a White Christmas

The snow in Denver has been substantial–close to two feet where I live, exacerbated by two facts: First there was a lot of wind, so wherever the snow was cleared, it was coated fairly quickly with a layer of snow from a neighboring snowbank. Second: It is wet snow, straight from the Gulf of Mexico.


Warm and Fuzzy

This was a weekend of Weihnachtsmärkte for me.

Saturday I got out of town and headed to Apolda, which is a small city located ten minutes east of Weimar on a regional train. I’d looked at a map of the city awhile back (read: 3 months), so I had a vague notion where the city […]

Photo Friday: Happiness Is…

Happiness is losing control.

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Perfect Sunday

Sledding in the park

Originally uploaded by elmada.

Today’s been a really good Sunday.

I have no idea why I feel that way: certainly the weather has not been great the last few days. Friday the streets were clear and the weather decent, but Friday night it turned nasty, and when I woke […]

The City Chaotic

I’ve had a very productive day here in New York City.

However, I have to say that it is a vastly different pace from anywhere else I’ve been in recent years: constant honking of horns, taxis in large numbers, and that unmistakable bouquet odor that lurks in subway entrances.

Due to the huge blizzard that […]