June 2024


Grass, Man…

This summer I’ve started walking in different directions.

For most of my time in Weimar, when I’ve taken leisure walks I seem to find myself in the city center, wandering amongst the building that Goethe once tread between. Some how this often leads to a stop for “Kaffee und Kuchen” –perhaps a short stop, sometimes […]

Angels with Filthy Souls

Now admittedly I haven’t had as much time to sit in front of the television and watch stuff as I had originally planned, but two things intervened.

First, I popped over to the UK for a friend’s going away party and secondly, I’ve been cat sitting.

Admittedly, I have been watching “Dead Like Me” whilst […]

Holiday: Easter Monday

Despite there being no discernable holiday on today, it’s a holiday here in Germany.

I guess it’s the day that people recover from their Easter hangovers: too much of the communion wine, or something like that. I really am clueless. I do know it’s also a long holiday weekend in the UK, and presumably other […]

Easter Saturday

I’m having a great weekend—despite the fact that it’s a long four day holiday weekend in Germany.

Grocery stores are closed on Friday, Sunday, and Monday in observance of Easter; stores are open today, and like many other people, I ventured out to stock up on the necessities—for a change of pace I went over […]

Gay Dazbog

Slowly, but surely, I am getting caught up on my email and other crap. I still have the work email accounts to check, but I’m a little bit scared to look at them.

Right now I’m at what used to be the “Gay Diedrichs,” but is now the gay Dazbog—a coffee shop located at 9th […]

All Buttered Up

I should have known something was up when I saw the herd of cows grazing at the Weimar Office.

This morning I’d popped down to the Weimar Office (nee Café Laden) to work and to partake of its new “Frühstrück im CaféLaden, Version 1” and to take advantage of the new early opening hours—now opening […]

In Armenia

I made it.

Thursday morning at 3:30 my flight touched down and I sped right through immigration and customs into the (relatively) cool night air of Yerevan.

The trip to Yerevan was marred with two separate, but stupid, incidents; since arrival, everything’s been swell!

First, at the Weimar train station, I stopped into the bakery, […]

24 Hours

When I am on the cusp of travel, I start playing a mental game: where will I be in 24 hours; or 48 hours. Toward the end of travel, it inverts: Where was I 24 hours ago.

24 hours ago, as I write this on the train to Weimar, I was in asleep in southern […]


A trip to an American supermarket is an adventure—especially if you’re used to shopping in supermarkets that would fit in the produce section of your typical American Kroger.

I hit up the local Kroger yesterday—shopping cart in hand (hey, it’s free! No 1€ coin in the slot for a deposit), and started shopping. I was […]

Favorite Meals

Whenever I am in Bloomington, I have four meals that I consistently crave.

The first is the French Toast with cinnamon and powdered sugar at Wee Willies on South Walnut. I don’t know how they do it, for its not really that complicated a dish, but Wee Willies makes the absolute best on the planet, […]