May 2024


I could be depressed, but yesterday I…

As I imagine it, people are bored of me (and others) all bitching about the same thing pretty much continuously for the last few weeks: the lack of summer this summer here in Berlin

So when yesterday’s forecast had a big ball of flame on it, and it didn’t turn into clouds, I got excited […]

If there’s one thing I can say about this summer, it’s unseasonable.


This has been a summer of extremes and not so many average days. Back in July a decent cause of my sleepless nights was the fact that people were sleeping and partying in the park across the street from where I was living. It got to a point where I was hoping for […]

I am alive!

Some how it is Thursday afternoon—and to be honest, I’m not quite sure how it happened. Last I checked, it was Monday, I was in Hannover, and I was getting on a train to Rotterdam.

Overall I’ve had a productive week here in Rotterdam—I haven’t made enough progress on some concrete projects that need to […]

Tenement Museum

For those of you who have lost track of where I am (and I cannot imagine why), I’m now in New York City!

Yes, I went from Lisbon to Berlin to New York City, a substantial backtrack, but I had to, for reasons I will not go into here.

Despite having worked for four hours […]

There, Yet Not

I just had a trip to Amsterdam in which I visited the lovely city, yet I didn’t see a single thing.

Seriously; and here is my schedule—which deviated slightly from what I planned because my flight to Frankfurt arrived 3 hours late, which put me into Amsterdam four hours late.

Wednesday, January 9: 17:30 Arrive […]

It’s raining.

It’s Monday, and after a weekend of absolutely, positively, fantastic weather, it cooled off and started drizzling today.

Sorry about my silence over the weekend, but Saturday I helped my friend Anja move. She has rented a fabulous flat in Jena and needed to move in her bed, desk, and a couch, along with a […]

Paris for a night…

Well, I’m not where I wanted to be right now.

I’m in Paris instead.

In a room whose rack rate is 450€ per night, but the tab (at whatever rate they’re actually paying) is being picked up by my friends at Air France. After my first flight had a mechanical problem, the second flight was […]

Baked Saturday

The weather in Weimar has taken a definite turn for the worse.

Today it was overcast and windy with periods of light rain. It was also fairly cool out—no more summer weight jackets when venturing out. People were bundled up walking down the street.

Rather than spend my day out, I stayed in most of […]


Today I had a stroke of luck!

I did my usual Sunday thing for Weimar, which involved going down to Café Laden and then for a walk around the city.

This time I returned home about 15 minutes before it rained.

Asside: My computer appears to have been infected with some spyware—so, I am holding […]

Hot Apartments

My temporary dwelling in Germany is located on the top floor of an apartment building that is located up a steep hill. In San Francisco the path I ascend, which includes steps, would be a busy street.

By the time I get to the top of the hill, I tend to be pretty hot and […]