Sprin-ter or something like that


Last year we were constantly reminded the winter was unseasonably mild. I had no frame of reference other than my winter in Minnesota when I was in my early 20s which happened to have been the coldest in 25 years, so by comparison I agreed that last winter was most likely "mild" by all accounts. … [Read more...]

A perfect winter Sunday


We've had some snow this week but Sunday we really got some! Just walking to the train which is about 1.3 blocks away, we look like we had been flocked. It was snowing so hard that at several of the semi-indoor train stations it was snowing, inside. We were heading to 2 different Christmas markets … [Read more...]

Pergamon, Ishtar and other ancient things

Scale model of Babylon

The other weekend was supposedly a "free" museum weekend in Berlin...lies, I tell you. Well, at least the museum we wanted to see wasn't free, The Pergamon. For those not up on your ancient history, here is a link to read more but the micro-version is Pergamon was a city in ancient Greece that was … [Read more...]

Long overdue….

My residence permit

This post is long overdue, actually about 5 posts are overdue but I can only write one at time. So I finally got my residence permit it involved many things including a charming translator, a dude in the back of a motor home and some shady health insurance. To recap for those that might not be … [Read more...]