May 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 […]

Die Herren Dezember

A couple days ago, while whining about gay dating sites, I noted that I had three Herren Dezember watching over me.

Three fabulous gentlemen are positioned around my apartment making sure that nothing bad happens to me.

Going from left to right that’s a firefighter, a model, and a bull-rider.

The firefighter, […]

A European Reminder

North America must wait another week…

Don’t Believe

It’s a good thing that I opted against getting my Ikea bed delivered Thursday.

I had two specific activities to accomplish Thursday—one was somewhat important, legally speaking, and I got chastised, in German, because I should have done it two months ago (one must follow the rules in Germany), and the other was a hair […]

NYC or Berlin

NYC: Wake up, take shower, go to coffee shop. Drink coffee, work online, eat breakfast.

Berlin: Wake up, take shower, go to coffee shop. Discover it opens at 10.

I have no idea what time B-Cup opens. By 10, I had already had a Café Latte with soy milk and breakfast. I’d even come and […]

Inadequate Feeling

Wednesday night it was late and I was having a post-dinner drink with Monsieur Namur.

We were at a very nice French restaurant located in the heart of Rotterdam, located a few short steps from my hotel. Over the course of the evening I’d started with three pre-dinner white beers, followed by two glasses of […]

Christmas Time. Or Not.

It just occurred to me that my internal clock consistently confounds me.

I am mostly finished with my Christmas shopping—seriously. I bought presents for my family in South Africa, Armenia, Portugal, and Germany. There are a few more presents to buy—things where freshness counts, but not that much. When I took Lindt Christmas Chocolate to […]

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 […]

Falling Back

This morning the clocks fell back an hour here in Germany. I got an extra hour of sleep as a result, needed after I celebrated Katya’s visit from The Ukraine to Erfurt.

It’s been awhile since I last saw Katya. Most of you may recall her most vividly from when I went to Kyiv for […]

Ye Olde Time Lag.

I have to say that most of the time it doesn’t bother me that New York is six hours behind me.

Unfortunately, in the past week it’s been slightly annoying because over my dinner hour I have started receiving a number of important emails that require rapid response, which ends up keeping me up a […]