May 2024


Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

In just a few hours I’ll be leaving the Windy City—headed back home and to meet the Cynical Queer.

My time in Chicago has been good and productive—even as damaged by an unusually severe case of jetlag. I didn’t accomplish everything on my agenda—but it was given that this was impossible. Instead I’ve made a […]

Free Hugs!

After work today I popped by downtown Weimar in order to do some quick shopping for some needed supplies: razors, laundry detergent, dish soap, and something I cannot recall right now.

Free hugs, but no takers…

Out along Schillerstraße was this group of three young men giving away hugs—I was too shy to do […]

mp3 Experiment: Berlin

Wow—despite the fact that I was in Berlin for less than 24 hours, I had a busy and fabulous time: the mp3 Experiment was lots of fun—although a bit confusing.

Here’s the thing: I accidentally cheated.

I’d already listened to the mp3 Experiment a month ago. It was after the first mp3 Experiment of the […]

Trains & Planes

OK, with a title like that, you can guess that I am travelling.

It starts with a week-long trip to the States—Pittsburgh and Washington, DC, before returning to Weimar for a week. Thanksgiving week I’ll be off visiting my family in Denver.

Today I’m off to Berlin—I prefer flying from Berlin only because I know […]

Improv Berlin!

I’ve long been a fan of Improv Everywhere, a New York City based group of creative geniuses who do performance art in unlikely public spaces.

Unfortunately since I don’t live in New York City, I’ve been unable to participate in one of their events. Sometimes, however, they travel, and much to my great surprise and […]


Today was an exhausting day—and the weather could not have been better!

I have not regretted leaving my heavy winter coat back in Deutschland.

Anyhow, I got up early this morning—5:30 early, the second day in a row that I’ve woken up at that time. It’s actually progress because the previous two days, I woke […]

Chasing My New York Celebrities

It’s hard for those who have not visited The City to understand, but clearly New York becomes something special for those who have visited it.

I have to admit, though, that I get annoyed with all the touristy things and, often, have atypical wants and wishes for my time in the big city. Today, for […]

Why NYC is Great

Reading about Improv Everywhere’s latest gig, Romantic Comedy Cab, gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. I hope you enjoy it too.

Boom Chicago!

So one of the best Chicago-Style comedy troops in the world is right here in Amsterdam: BoomChicago.

Last night I went with K from Germany and Rui from Portugal, and we had a great time. The show was quite lively and amusing, as expected. It makes me long for having a great comedy troop near […]