May 2024


It’s mid-January!

The tracks heading south, as seen from platform 1/2.

Not quite sure how it happened, but today is January 18. It’s been a good couple of weeks.

I spent New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam visiting friends. Suffice it to say that, when it comes to New Year’s Eve, Amsterdam is pretty much like Berlin. […]

This Past Saturday.

Honestly, Michele and I tried for three weeks to take a bike ride—but we were bedeviled by a series of challenges: the first weekend I got a cold and decided that despite the fantastic perfect biking weather, I would spend the weekend, at home, cooped up in bed.

Which I did reasonably well, until my […]

Erfurt Zoo

Yesterday Chica+1 invited me to join them on a trip to the Erfurt Zoo—which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

What an awesome zoo: It was only 6€ to get in to the zoo that takes up 62.6 hectares—154 acres, or almost a section of land (if we want to talk in US terms). […]

I Key Uh

Tonight I popped over to Ikea in order to buy window shades (fail) and a lamp for my reading nook (success).

This being a trip to Ikea, I ended up buying candles (I begged my friend to get me out of the candle department), a present for a colleague, ice cube trays, and, in a […]

What a Weekend!

1 cent, Salt, Bread: A German Welcome to Your New Home

I should probably be getting back to finishing my current work project—a deadline is looming tomorrow—but instead I need a few minutes to decompress. My first load of laundry is in the dryer (I need what’s in it tonight), the second (of three) […]

Gay Thüringen (Weimar, Jena, Erfurt)

Please visit the new Gay Thüringen Page.

It’s suddenly come to my attention that the Gay Thüringen website closed down.

And in the spirit of speedy discovery and announcements, it “died” August 27, 2007; I noticed February 3, 2008.

I think that pretty well summarizes gay life in Thüringen: it’s so dead that nobody notices […]

Nacktkultur Natürlich

I’m not one for this kind of fun, but thanks to CQ, I now know that for 500 €uros—a mere drop in the bucket, I can fly from the nearby Flughafen Erfurt to the Baltic Sea for a day trip on 5 July.

Passengers on the flight will be nude—dressed until boarding, and then shuck […]

Falling Back

This morning the clocks fell back an hour here in Germany. I got an extra hour of sleep as a result, needed after I celebrated Katya’s visit from The Ukraine to Erfurt.

It’s been awhile since I last saw Katya. Most of you may recall her most vividly from when I went to Kyiv for […]

CSD Thüringen 2007

Today I went with a friend to CSD-Thüringen in Erfurt.

It was a gay day, overall, and not just because of Christopher Street Days (Gay Pride in America). Although we did not complete the entire march, we did go from the Erfurt Hauptbahnhof to the Erfurt Rathaus before both of us got bored and decided […]

Wandertag ’07

Today was my office’s annual Wandertag. For this year’s Hiking Day, we went over to Erfurt and took a tour of the city. A few photos from Erfurt are below. Enjoy.