Nearly every visitor to Europe during this time of year marvels at how all of France seems to shut down for the entire month of August. Our neighbourhoods in Munich, away from the tourist centres, seem almost like ghost towns. No-one’s home.
…and the living is easy… This photo isn’t from the summertime, but I’m sitting here imagining living closer to old friends like Marin in the photo or so many other friends from high school. Or in this case as far back as middle school. Marin and I met while riding the bus to Lanier Middle… Continue reading Summertime…
Been a bit of a whirlwind, but was it ever worth it. After a few hours in Poland‘s capital Warsaw on Friday, arrived later the same day in Kraków and hit the ground running. What a gorgeous city and what wonderful people. Goodness me, I’m definitely taking the earliest opportunity to get back to the… Continue reading Getting outa Kraków, but I assure you…coming back as soon as I can
When I first started hiking here in the German Alps, I kept seeing that symbol above. ‘What is that?‘ I’d ask. Oh, it’s the Jakobsweg. ‘Huh? What’s the Jakobsweg?‘ You know, it’s a pilgrimage. One of the oldest ones in Europe, I think. Many people walk it. Now that I know a bit more about… Continue reading Walking down the road…or getting ready to
There’s a photo from Reuters that’s all over the web today. Has been for a few days already, and it’s disturbing. It’s not at all nice. It’s the opposite of nice, even. It’s a shot of a little boy who’s drowned & washed up on the beach. I’m not putting it here, but I… Continue reading Don’t look at the photo of his lifeless body on the beach unless you’re prepared to do something about it
What happened this last year? Big things, right? Revolutions? Yeah, we had a few of those. The Greeks have agreed to start paying their taxes in 2011. Oh, wait. Did I speak to soon? I suppose I might’ve. I guess you could chalk it up to human nature, but the divisions within Europe have begun… Continue reading the wild cow that kept on giving
This is something I wrote several years ago, but I thought after the recent trip to Florence, it’d be a nice time to repeat it. You’ll notice that we did return to the beautiful Tuscan city. On Lufthansa I assure you. Hope you enjoy: So, I was recently asked why I prefer train travel to… Continue reading if you’re flying to Italy, take a German airline
One of my clients had an extra ticket to see Wilco at the Circus Krone here in Munich, and invited me along. Although I had to work rather late that night, he waited outside for me and the place was packed when we finally got inside. The only seats available were way up in… Continue reading good at heart