May 2024


MIA: Please report if found!

Looks similar to bright ball in this photo.

What’s missing, you ask?

That big ball of fire in the sky.

I haven’t seen it in a few days and considering the constant cloudiness and rain, I’m not sure the sun actually exists any more. There are moments of less dark along side the moments […]

New Dutch Stuff

The Netherlands was my first European country.

It is also the country that I’ve visited the most, other than Germany, where I am living. Most of my trips follow a predictable pattern: I stay in Rotterdam, travel over to Dordrecht, dance at the Gay Palace, and eat at the same places. There are minor variations, […]


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 […]

Cape Town Sunset

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 […]

Photo Friday: Light

The light made for amazing views over Russia.

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Assorted Thoughts

A few random things to mention:

Departure Boards: The signs on the platforms at the Weimar train station are broken—I noticed they were off on Monday, but I assumed it was because Monday was a holiday and that the preprogrammed trains would be wrong. I was wrong, they are just broken. I feel sorry for […]


Sunlight has been, of late, a rumor to me. It seems to get light sometime around 7:30 or 8, and dark around 4:30 or so. During the “light” period, we usually have clouds. In fact the last time I remember seeing sunlight was last Wednesday while in Erfurt.

The lack of light is starting to […]