May 2024


4709; Two too low.

Sometimes it is in random moments that things said to you years ago make sense.

For example, I recall once listening to my paternal grandmother complain about the address of her apartment in New York City.

“I’m so disappointed in whomever picked the house number. Why 4709? It could have been named after a cologne!”


9/11, Memorialized

One of the stops I made while visiting New York City in February was the National September 11 Memorial. I didn’t say anything about it then, but given that today is 9/11, it seems appropriate to bring it up.

Honestly, it was very well done – capturing, somehow, an […]

Last Friday night I got a lap dance. From a girl. And I don’t even remember her name.

The problem with my 18:00 CET photos is that I had to tell a story about what was happening to me at 18:00 CET, which was, of course, noon in New York,

Last Friday, at noon, I wasn’t doing the most interesting of things that I did Friday; I was visiting the Strand bookstore.

At […]

18:00 CET: At home, admiring my Hasa Diga Eebowai T-Shirt and the frog that will change my life.

I’m happy to report that I am at home – my flight arrived back in Berlin some 3 hours late, due, at first, to the fact that a plane landed on one of the Newark runways with its nose-gear up – which ended up closing the airport for awhile, and then, secondly, due to a […]

18:00 CET – at the US Post Office in Greenwich Village

Today is my last day in the States – if all goes well, in a mere 5 hours, I will be somewhere over New England on my way back to Germany.

At noon EST, 18:00 CET, we were at a US Post Office in Greenwich Village – my Sagittarius Amigo wrote seven postcards, but had […]

18:00 CET / Noon in NYC and I was at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ

This photo turned out to be slightly more problematic than I expected, to be honest – Sunday morning my Sagittarius Amigo and I took the Harlem Gospel Walking Tour from Harlem Heritage Tours.

After an interesting hour long introductory talk at the offices of the company, we walked over to the Canaan Baptist Church of […]

18:00 CET is the perfect time for Peking Duck – Lunch in New York

The duck led a happy life and, therefore, made me happy at lunch.

At noon Saturday I found myself in the heart of New York City’s China Town eating Peking Duck at Peking Duck House.

Tour Guide Bert

It was a part of the Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour offered by Foods […]

The Upper Midwest (Almost to 48!)

Ah, it occurs to me that I will soon visit my 48th state, and before I do, I want to knock off my key memories of the rest of the country.

So, starting with Wisconsin, my main memory is visiting the site of Little House in the Big Woods, another Laura Ingalls Wilder stop – […]