May 2024


18:00 CET: Waking from a nap.

Thanks to the aforementioned late arrival of my flight from Newark to Berlin, I didn’t get enough sleep yesterday during the day, so despite sleeping a solid 8 hours last night, this afternoon I realized I was fading.

So I took a nap.

I actually set my alarm for just before 6 so that I […]

18:00 CET: At home, admiring my Hasa Diga Eebowai T-Shirt and the frog that will change my life.

I’m happy to report that I am at home – my flight arrived back in Berlin some 3 hours late, due, at first, to the fact that a plane landed on one of the Newark runways with its nose-gear up – which ended up closing the airport for awhile, and then, secondly, due to a […]

18:00 CET – at the US Post Office in Greenwich Village

Today is my last day in the States – if all goes well, in a mere 5 hours, I will be somewhere over New England on my way back to Germany.

At noon EST, 18:00 CET, we were at a US Post Office in Greenwich Village – my Sagittarius Amigo wrote seven postcards, but had […]

18:00 CET is the perfect time for Peking Duck – Lunch in New York

The duck led a happy life and, therefore, made me happy at lunch.

At noon Saturday I found myself in the heart of New York City’s China Town eating Peking Duck at Peking Duck House.

Tour Guide Bert

It was a part of the Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour offered by Foods […]

18:00 CET: Noon in New York and I’m at the Strand.

This morning my Sagittarius Amigo and I met for breakfast at 7. He’s suffering from jetlag and, having had woken up at 03:30, informed me that USA Today was a terrible newspaper.

After breakfast we left the hotel and over the next several hours we first took the Staten Island Ferry to and from Staten […]

18:00 CET is 11 o’clock and Chicago is my new Detroit

After a self-mandated isolation period where I did nothing but relax (as I’ve hinted at, there’s been a lot of stress on this trip, but the stress magically melted away Wednesday morning and I started feeling a whole lot better).

Now I am in New York City.

Because of my divorce from Delta, I have […]

18:00 CET – At the bank in Bloomington, and I almost forgot.

I spent a total of 29 hours in Bloomington – 29 action-packed hours, I might note, that included a lot of stops, including four trips to my principal bank in the United States, the Indiana University Credit Union.

All four of my trips to the bank were necessary – but I won’t […]

18:00 CET: I was at Chili’s… and luck was with me in Bloomington!

Wow – It’s been a very busy Tuesday. I had a total of ten specific tasks that I needed (or wanted) to do in Bloomington – an incredible range of activities – some fast, some not. Some never happened – and were replaced with alternative activities.

Honestly, I’ve never done so much in so little […]

18:00 CET – In Motion

For six nights in a row this week, I will not be sleeping in the same bed twice – right now I’m half way through this travel marathon and I am looking forward to being at rest, somewhere.

Monday at 10:00 Mountain Standard Time I was in Denver, specifically at the airport, […]

18:00 CET Times Two – 10:00 in the Mountain Time Zone

Sorry about my silence, but I’ve been without Internet access since leaving Laramie, and, as such, have a pile of email to look through.

As such, this will be just a quick run-down of what I’ve been up to at 18:00 CET/ 10:00 MST for three days straight.

The Saturday photo would be here, but […]