May 2024


Three Things I’m Missing Since I’m Hitting the Road.

I’m leaving town this week — and while I’m gone, I’ll be missing (at least) three big things:

The first thing I’ll be missing is the German Federal Elections, which will be held Sunday the 22nd. As a political junkie I’ll “miss” it to some extent — but as a non-citizen, I have no […]

Today in Berlin: Škoda Velothon Berlin

My Flickr Škoda Velothon Berlin Set Website: Škoda Velothon Berlin


Every once in awhile I need to veg.

I’ve had a pretty busy few days – Thursday was busy with a myriad of things. Friday I was at work all day (completed one project) before having dinner with colleagues and going to a housewarming party.

Saturday I headed to the gym first thing, then in the afternoon I met Snooker in Berlin in […]

On your marks, get set… Celebrating 125 years of the Ku’damm.

Today, in order to celebrate 125 years of the Kurfüstendamm, there was an old-fashioned waiter race!

And depending upon which part of the promotion you read, in German it was either a “Traditioneller Kellnerlauf”, the “DEHOGA Berlin Kellnerlauf-Cup 2011”, or the “Kellnerderby”.

No matter what you call it, with my traditional foil for such events […]

Things I’ve learned this weekend at the real Berlin Marathon

1) Skaters go really fast and make for great photography. Except when it’s cloudy and rain is falling.

2) Racers go at a much more reasonable pace but they smell bad, even when it’s cloudy and raining. I hesitate to imagine how bad it could smell if it were sunny out.

3) There are a […]