June 2024


Whatchamacallit 46: My Khayelitsha Township Painting

In November 2016, I went around the world heading west – although my first stop was distinctly south: Cape Town.

Cape Town is, hands down, one of my favorite cities on the planet – favorite enough that I could totally imagine buying a summer house there. I’ve never had a bad experience in South […]

Cape Town: One of my favorite cities on the planet

November was spent going around the world, with my first stop being Cape Town. I had two goals: quality time on the beach and visiting a township.

Both were accomplished: I spent a day at Sandy Bay Beach. Although I’d picked a B&B close to the beach – Chapman’s Peak Bed and Breakfast – […]

So… Gay!

I don’t know how it happened, but I realized last night on my way to bed that I have had three distinctly gay posts in a row: Candace Gingrich, gay videos, and Indy Pride.

I’ll try to slow down the pace—it seems a bit much at this point, if you ask me. I need to […]

Cape Town Sunset

Straddling Oceans

Tomorrow morning CQ and I will leave Cape Town; fly to Johannesburg in order to drive into Swaziland for two nights in a grass hut.

I will probably not post again until either Sunday evening or Monday night.

In the meantime I thought I would share a few thoughts about our trip so far.

Monday […]

Dutch + British =

On the last day of my trip to New York City I found myself with time to kill and, consequently, on the doorstep of the Museum of the City of New York.

It was not my first visit: my first visit was a young child with my father who was exploring his old stomping grounds. […]

Monday, x7

Seven photos from Monday. Massive uploads must wait until I return to Germany, but expect a few on Flickr now and then…


11 Hours, 10 Minutes

CQ and I are in Cape Town.

It was a relatively uneventful plane ride—I read Saturday’s Guardian, Sunday’s Observer, the weekend’s IHT, and part of an Economist.

The IFE provided me with “Letters from Iwo Jima”, the follow up to Clint Eastwood’s “Flags of Our Fathers.” I’d watched “Flags of Our Fathers” on my way […]