May 2024


Whatchamacallit 99: Parcs Québec Hat

Last fall I took a week off to explore and hike throughout The Gaspésie peninsula of Québec, Canada.

I extolled the virtues of my vacation last November – about a month after I got home. Even now, some 9 months after I was there, I miss that particular trip. My analysis of it in […]

Sunday in Berlin

Fresh snow!

Despite the unpleasant weather, this has been a very nice weekend. Saturday I spent much of the day sleeping and reading — a great way to recover from an unusually intense workout Friday evening. There was a little bit of shopping thrown in there as well. Today I started with […]

18:00 Central European Time: Today I was at the dry-cleaners…

A couple weeks ago, I realized that I haven’t been playing with my camera enough and I decided to set myself a challenge of documenting my life every day in February – by taking a photograph at the same time, 18:00, Central European Time, every single day.

Picking the time was a bit tricky because […]

Seasonal Cheer!

Christmas cheer on Friedrichstraße, as seen in the morning on the way to work.

On my way to meet a friend at Adenauerplatz, I captured this moment of rush hour and Christmas

Over in Treptow Park, I saw bushes covered with these pretty white berries, but I don't know what kind of […]

Oh my! It’s Thursday evening already!

Wow – I haven’t posted since Monday morning and it’s now Thursday evening – and I will barely make it to posting this before my blog thinks it is Friday.

Long story short, I’ve had a great week.

I went to Fargo, North Dakota, in order to see old college friends – who moved to […]

It happened!

photo by OK Copito

So the fear expressed in my previous post, came to reality–actually it came to reality many times, but at least one time there was a blogger who heard the event and photographed the aftermath!

OK Copito is a Spanish-language blog based here in Weimar–and as the author was hard […]

Look Out Below!

The fact is that it’s been both a cold and a snowy winter here in Weimar and after a lot of snow fell earlier this season—really last year—it’s stuck around.

There was a period of time when I wouldn’t leave my house without wearing my aforementioned thick socks and my heavy boots because not only […]

Trouble with the plumbing.

In case you didn’t know, last weekend Germany was cold—very cold.

Cold enough that the hot water tap in my kitchen froze Friday night and Saturday night the cold water tap in my kitchen froze.

I chalk it up to a combination of the -16C/3F temperatures and what is likely poor insulation in the walls […]

Weimarer Weihnachtsmarkt mit Schnee

Last night the first snow of the year fell. It made the Christmas Market rather pretty!

Goethe, Schiller, the Christmas Market, and Snow.

Carol Singers along Schillerstraße

Weimar's Christmas tree in Marketplatz



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 […]