April 2024


Echoes across space and time – Wyoming from Germany: My Wyoming Monologue

Below is my piece for the Wyoming Monologues, a performance put on at the University of Wyoming last night, March 8, 2013, following a performance of the Vagina Monologues. I owe a debt of gratitude to Ian, Stephan, Jay, Alexander, and Bonnie for their helpful comments during the writing process. Further, it would […]

Big Bowl Bash

Rumor has it that today is the day of some massively big bowl bash in Amerika.

Two groups of men wearing too much clothing are going to go and beat each other up in some big coliseum like facility in a place that is hot and miserable. Truly weird Amerikans in Europa can see the […]

Weak Dollar

I’m not an expert when it comes to the currency swings. My friend Jerry has his explanation for the weak US dollar, based in part in technical jargon related to the current subprime housing loan crisis, the ever increasing national debt and the like.

I cannot deny that these are legitimate direct casual links; however […]

Breaking the Law

The point of my weekend adventure was to add another country to my list—especially since this one is fairly close to my home in Weimar: Poland. As I outlined in “Weekend Roundup” yesterday, I walked across the border into Poland. Please see the extended entry to see how I chose my destination in Germany and […]

Failed Citizen

CNN: Unable to produce visa, teen is jailed

A German Teenager is facing deportation from America because he thought he was a citizen, but he’s not.

Bartsch, born in Esselbach, Germany, had arrived in the the United States on a 90-day visa in 1997 and easily blended in to this rural community.

He played on […]

Citzen Adam

You Passed the US Citizenship Test Congratulations – you got 10 out of 10 correct! Could You Pass the US Citizenship Test?

Via ChrisC and MT.


Being British

I usually do not remember my dreams after waking, but last night I was having a dream about going through immigration at some airport in the United Kingdom. I had just been asked by the immigration official when I was leaving.

“Sunday, unless I get sick,” I said and my alarm went off.

It was […]