July 2024


My First 2015 Trip: Popping Around the USA!

As currently envisioned, 2015 is going to have a lot of travel – and virtually all of it vacation.

The past week and a half, I was stateside, hopping around: Las Vegas to see a college friend; San Diego to see ex-Berlin friends and a college friend; and Bloomington to see – well, to see […]

Reviewing the weekend and hitting the reset button

I’m happy to report that I had a most excellent weekend – for those of you who are counting, it was Christmas weekend, but I’m an atheist and, as such, observed more the passing of the winter solstice.

Two of my friends are in town having joined me for “Christmas in Berlin”, as it were, […]

I’m my own worst enemy, when it comes to scheduling myself.

Half of the challenge the last couple of months has been the fact that whenever I have free time—that is to say, evenings and weekends, I have foolishly overbooked myself.

Honestly, I like coming home at the end of the day, cooking dinner, eating dinner, and then relaxing for an hour or two before crawling […]

Oh my! It’s Thursday evening already!

Wow – I haven’t posted since Monday morning and it’s now Thursday evening – and I will barely make it to posting this before my blog thinks it is Friday.

Long story short, I’ve had a great week.

I went to Fargo, North Dakota, in order to see old college friends – who moved to […]

The bloggers I most want to meet, 2011 Edition

Every so often I sit back and think about the bloggers I want to meet.

Sometimes I tell them, sometimes I don’t.

This time I’m sharing the list with you—and it is in no particular order, so don’t read anything into the sequencing.

The Texpatriate: The Texpatriate is a Texan living in Norway. Her upstairs […]

Life. Is. Fragile.

This year I’ve lost two friends to illness.

The second was just yesterday—and although I knew he was ill, the loss is sudden and unexpected. I had the great privilege of speaking with him just about a month ago and we (that is to say his wife, he, and I) were starting to think about […]

It was like Déjà vu, all over again!

For me, when it rains, it pours.

Seriously, I can go weeks without having social plans and then in one evening have two offers. This actually happened to me two weeks ago.

At the same time I can go a long time without seeing guests from out of town, but… Sunday I had not one, […]

It’s been a great weekend, so far.

I’m happy to report that my first guests, Snooker and Sweet No, liked my apartment, and how it is decorated, as well as coming up with plausible explanations for why there are damaged areas on my floors plus the odd bathroom/kitchen configuration.

Their impending visit was just the kick in the pants I needed to […]

An Update on Socializing Adam

No doubt some of you have noticed that I’ve expanded my online presence in the last week to include two new websites: Tumblr and Facebook.

Of the two, I expect Tumblr to be far more interesting and useful. Although I have not yet used it extensively, Tumblr, for me, is a place to stick things […]

Teddy Tour Berlin: Send your loved ones on an adventure!

Like every decent moral individual I co-habitat with several stuffed animals. In addition to the young ones pictured here, I have a cat, a stingray and a polar bear living in my rafters.

I hope that they enjoy my apartment as much as I do—it’s a fantastic apartment and it’s located in Germany’s greatest cultural […]