June 2024


I am the king of bad timing – No falling back for me.

This year I have managed to spring forward twice, but I am never falling back.

Back in March I was in Chicago (well, Evansville, Indiana) for the spring forward that marks Daylight savings – lost an hour of sleep there. Then I returned to Berlin and experienced the spring forward there as well.

In other […]

Gotta Adjust Myself

I have to admit that fall has really snuck up on me – not temperature wise, but light wise.

The temperatures really dropped in August and I’ll readily admit to having worn sweaters and long-sleeved shirts in August and September in order to keep warm. I managed to hold off turning on the heat until […]


It’s hard to believe, but as I write this it’s 4 pm outside and it’s dusk. It feels a lot more like 7 or 8 pm, but it’s not. It is life further north.

I hesitate what it must be like further north because at this time of year it’s hard for me to work […]

Spring Cleaning

I have been in cleaning mood this week—sometimes my cleaning productivity hurts my work productivity, but all in all, it’s probably a good thing.

When I got to my office yesterday, I realized that I couldn’t find anything on my desk—and that, in fact, a lot of the stuff on my desk was somewhat vintage […]

Early Sunsets

It’s definitely dark early here.

I stayed in Weimar today, and in the late afternoon I had a hankering for fresh veggies to include with my dinner, so I slipped on my iPod and headed to the nearest grocery store, where I picked up a head of lettuce, some peppers, and an avocado.

Dinner was […]

It’s Dark, I say again!

I’ve probably talked about this before, but it really hit home today.

This morning, for the first time in awhile, it was actually light when I got up and went off to the office. It was nice to walk down the streets looking at the colorful trees and get on the train to my office […]

My Blond Moment

So I was looking at a hotel website for South Africa, and some of the hotels were listing their 2007 Autumn and Winter Specials.

I thought to myself, “But I am going in May.”


The Blame Game

Dear Fellow Thüringers:

Yes, I realize that today’s weather was absolutely, positively fantastic.

The sun was out, one could walk the streets wearing just a t-shirt, and drink coffee outside. It could not have possibly been a better Wednesday in Weimar in February. Not only that, the weather forecast for the next few days is […]

Another Blah Entry

Today was a vaguely productive day – I think one of my projects that I keep thinking is done, is now almost really done. I had a surprise email to deal with regarding the project at the end of the day, but that was no big deal in the end.

The day concluded with a […]

Late Mornings

It seems like it was only a month or two ago and the sun was coming up at 4am—now the sun is coming up sometime after my alarm time of 6:25, and I’m having a hard time dealing with it.

Such is life at the northern latitudes.

I’ve been on a bread-baking kick of late, […]