July 2024


I need to slow down.

Geesh, I have not had a lot of time to blog lately.

What have I been up to?

Thüringen Bratwurst

I spent a weekend down in Thüringen, one night each in Jena, Weimar, and Erfurt – it was a weekend of visiting many friends and three kids. Unfortunately I only saw two kids because […]

Currently, I am the polar opposite of Peter Gibbons.

It happens to me quite often, of late: I am somewhere. Let’s say the Turkish Supermarket, Monday evening at 7:30, and I suddenly realize that I have never before been happier in my life.

And in truth this spontaneous joy is happening to me surprisingly often of late.

This stands in stark contrast to Peter […]

Somehow I’m still not jaded…

A few years ago I was in Washington DC, walking down the street, playing the part of tourist, when I came upon some locals – people playing football in the park, jogging down the streets, carrying groceries home.

I was envious – these were people who get to live every day in a fabulous city […]

Life’s calming down: This is a good month.

Now that I’ve moved in and, essentially, have everything in its place (ha! I have a pile of bottles that need to be returned waiting, in of all places, my living room), I feel like I can start building a supra-structure for the rest of my life.

I don’t have any large purchases left, I […]

The Good Life

When I was a kid, many summers I went with my father from Denver, across the country to New York

These trips were by car: Up Interstate 76 to Nebraska, where we joined I-80 going east through Lincoln, Omaha, Des Moines, the southern edge of Chicago, across northern Indiana and Ohio until Cleveland where we […]