June 2024


Fortune Favored

As observed yesterday, I had a really good trip to the States.

That said, I am relieved to be back home before the Swine Flu Paranoia hits level six—or is that level 7? The rate at which concern about the disease has exploded is somewhat shocking to me—Of course, I’m writing this at 40,000 feet […]

Bad Week Ahead

I can already tell that this is going to be a rough week in America: I woke at 1:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep until after 3:30.


The first part of my trip to America was not that great. I got up a bit earlier than planned in Frankfurt, got cleaned up and […]

Moving Day

Ah, as I write this I am sitting in the BordRestaurant waiting for the train to leave the station. Once the train gets going, I will be starting the last leg of my journey from Bloomington to Weimar.

The trip has not been without its hitches. Several hitches actually, but thanks to a wonderful United […]


So I am writing this portion of the blog whilst I am sitting onboard Delta Flight 15, with service from Frankfurt to Atlanta, Georgia. Last night, when we checked in at the hotel, I asked for the 9:00 shuttle, but since it was full, I had to opt for the 9:30 shuttle, which, as it […]

IND-CVG-FRA, part 2

I would have had patience with the delay, if it weren’t for the fact that Delta‘s employees weren’t so clueless and outright lied to me. The sole point of comfort was that their lying was not due to maliciousness, it was due to stupidity.

The flight from Indianapolis (IND) to Cincinnati (CVG, actually Covington, Kentucky) […]

IND-CVG-FRA, part 1

So the past day and a half have pretty much been a travel festival?starting from 4am (Eastern Standard Time/Central Daylight) until 14:15 German time, I?ve been on the road.

The first bit of road was I-69 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, down to Anderson where I grabbed breakfast and drank about a gallon of coffee. I […]