April 2024


Stylin’ – getting a new groove on…

For those of you who haven’t looked at my blog since, uh, this evening, welcome to the newly restyled TQE site.

I actually downloaded the new theme about a month ago – because while I liked the old theme, the original author hadn’t actually updated it for… uh… years. I think the most recent updates […]

Personal Blogging Ethics at TQE | That Queer Expatriate | elmada.com

I’ve been meaning to do this for a few years – but have been too lazy to actually do it. However, some external events have prompted me to lay out a few things so that in the event anybody has any questions, I can point them to this blog post.

First, should I ever blog […]

Yes, I am gay. Yes, I am male. Yes, I hear. Yes, I’m an American in Berlin.

I’m not a hetero male blogger claiming to be lesbian, deaf, or kidnapped.

Killing FourSquare

I’ll admit it: I am a bit of a social media geek: I blog, I tweet, I flickr, I tumblr.

I even used to FourSquare.

But I gave it up seven weeks ago and haven’t really missed it.

I guess because I never really saw the point. For awhile I was into it because one […]

I’ve gone from ranting about working out to ranting about work.


I’ve been drowning in work for the last two months—but I am happy to report that I have made significant headway on my work queue. I’ve gone from having ten items on it to four—and am feeling a lot less stressed. Of the four items on the queue, one is half done and the […]

On Freedom of Speech—especially anonymous speech.

One of my favorite things about the United States is its Constitution—in particular the first amendment to the Constitution, which reads,

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably 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 […]

I must say that I’m mighty chuffed!

It turns out that I’m in mighty fine company—GoOverseas.com has decided that I am one of Germany’s top ten blogs, presumably all written by expats.

Of the remaining 9 in the top ten, I already know six: the AmiExpat, Planet Germany, This non-American Life, No Apathy Allowed, Snooker in Berlin, and 50% of my DNA. […]

Two Thousand Blog Posts

Wow, when I realized that the 2,000th blog post was getting closer, I thought that when it arrived I would have something profound to say.

Well, it’s here, and I have nothing profound to say.

I view my blog as a way to vent and as a way to record my life’s goings-on. I like […]

Out of 2000: Koko Speaks!

Here is the last of the “Out of 2000” blog series for the actual 2,000th post will arrive, barring unplanned days off, on Monday.

Today’s entry comes from Koko who I first met in January 2004 when she was a student in a class that I was teaching. She made quite the impression on me […]