June 2024


I’m ready to #JoinUs for Eurovision 2014

Holy Cow! The second semifinals of Eurovision 2014 is tonight – with the finals on Saturday, and I have not mentioned them at all on my blog. Or even on Twitter.

I wish I had a good excuse – but I don’t – I should have blogged about it at some point – somewhere between […]

Adam – allein zu Haus, part Wednesday

I’m happy to report that I’ve survived Christmas, at home, alone.

Since Friday evening, I’ve watched a lot of Breaking Bad, read books, went to the gym, and took a lot of naps.

I actually never left the house Saturday – temperatures in Berlin dropped below freezing and I decided that I’d rather be warm […]

The Same Procedure As Every Year.

Sorry, it’s New Year’s Eve. I’m living in Germany. This. Must. Be. Watched.

As well as a remake for children:

How about a live one, on stage:

Plus the ultimate Lego […]

Friday in Weimar

Friday afternoon was gorgeous—and instead of staying cooped up at home working, I decided to seek the pleasures of the great outdoors.

Naturally my first stop was the Weimar Office for a cup of tea and a slice of cake—none of the cakes spoke to me, but I settled in and watched the store get […]

Misogyny Gone Wild, Part Two of ???

I Dream of Jeannie on G's Blog

Some anonymous reader decided to check out G’s Blog, From the Big Apple to the Big Bear, and noticed right away that there was a post with a gigantic picture from the 1960s American sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie.

I dunno about you, but I think […]

Christmas Present Challenged for your Gal?


On Quality Parenting and the Parents Television Council

In response to yesterday’s post, I received some criticism from an anonymous commenter:

Don’t trivialize what children do and don’t understand. There are some things that are family friendly and some things that aren’t – plain and simple. If you want people to respect you, you have to be a bit more open minded to […]

Parents Television Council

“Last night’s ‘American Music Awards’ broadcast was nothing short of tasteless and vulgar. Adam Lambert, the second-place finisher in last season’s ‘American Idol’ competition, chose to treat American families to simulated oral sex and other demeaning behavior.”

-Parents Television Council 23 November 2009

I dunno about you, but I don’t think that oral […]

Information versus Tacit Knowledge on the Berlin Wall

Breaking Free

Today marks 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

It’s also an excellent opportunity to talk about the difference between information and tacit knowledge because before I moved to Germany I was merely informed, after living in Germany I became knowledgeable.

Sitting here today it’s hard for me to mark […]

Eurovision Surprise

Yesterday was a great day—all of it, no part greater, though, than the evening when I met a few friends, had dinner, and watched Eurovision at home-safer for me than going to Moscow with Russia’s gay rights record this weekend: People Arrested, See Photos, and Mayor calls Pride Parades Satanic! .

Meanwhile, focusing on the […]