Thought I felt a cold coming on, but there was too much going on this weekend in Munich to slow down. I wasn’t going to be a hypochondriac about it, so I pushed on through. It’s early February, so that means the annual Munich Security Conference was taking place. I typically pay close attention to… Continue reading Feverish thoughts while trying not to think too much about the Munich Security Conference
Nixon punching a Smilodon
via Feckbook friend Greg Tally…what the hell’s a Smilodon?
not a Berliner
Lately, there’s been plenty for me write about, and I just haven’t been doing it. The last several posts were photos that I certainly liked, but there wasn’t much text. The whole point of this blog is to show off my writing, so these filler posts without much content go against what I originally set… Continue reading not a Berliner
A whole Party of Pirates? Aye, matey.
I’ll quickly deal with the Pirate Party. Easy answer: they’re sort of nuts, but not totally nuts. They are very much into net neutrality and free wifi for everyone. They’re in the regional government in Berlin and the traditional politicians are very irritated and not amused with them. That should be a good thing, right?… Continue reading A whole Party of Pirates? Aye, matey.
What has to be said
This is going to be a post that really breaks from the tenor of my regular offerings. It sort of has to. See, I normally avoid religion and politics. It’s just not my thing. I certainly have opinions on these topics, but most of the time I’d rather be writing to a general audience. I’m… Continue reading What has to be said
Welcome to the club
I’m mailing it in a bit this time around. There are so many things on my mind that I’m excited to blog about, but I really need a bit more time to develop the ideas. So instead, I’ve decided to include a video that the The Guardian put together. It’s on their open journalism page,… Continue reading Welcome to the club
Contemplating the Continental Breakup
the idea of Europe I’ve thought quite a bit about how I’d introduce this topic. It’s complicated and nearly impenetrable. Notice I didn’t say impossible. But many Europeans I talk to don’t know where to begin. Or they’re so overwhelmed with the whole thing that they shy away from even trying to start. Many people… Continue reading Contemplating the Continental Breakup
something rotten in Hungary
I have no business writing about this. With resolve, I avoid writing about American or British politics. Why would I wade into the subject of Hungary’s policies? Why indeed? Although I’m not a European citizen, I take the idea of community seriously. And my community is in crisis. Really? Isn’t that a bit strident? You’re… Continue reading something rotten in Hungary