August is tourist high-season in Hamburg and they keep coming here right up through September. I can see why. It’s northern Germany, so… the weather is very changeable, the weather forecaster is wrong 50% of the time, and you never know when a rain shower might turn up. On the plus side, at this time […]
Ingo told me not to go to downtown Hamburg today… I intended to stay home, I really did. But the weather was fantastic and warm, not windy… the ferries were running and so is my bike. The moon is almost full and the call to play some accordion on the street was just too loud. […]
Visiting this massive, dream-like, gorgeous building inspired so many thoughts about Catholicism, nature, science, and the evolution of Western philosophy that I decided to blog about it, nerd that I am. It’s not meant to be an academic paper, just some philosophical musings which might inspire you to visit this place. Or, just to Google […]
Dear Democrats, yes, all of you: There have been a lot of articles on the internet recently addressed to one camp of Democrats or the other. The Bernie folks and the Hillary folks seem to be miles apart in rhetoric; and many online discussions between members of the two groups end in insults and condescension. […]
People in Oakland may now get to enjoy the dubious honor of watching the single cataclysmic event which turns their city from a charming bayside metropolis into a pollution-ridden traffic hellhole with frequent floods and a noticeable stench.
2016 has been a very exciting year already. My band Whiskey and Women has already recorded three songs for our next album. I spent January in California, getting to listen to some of my favorite San Francisco bay area bands and getting to spend time with friends and family. I finished moving *almost* all my […]
It’s New Year’s day in 2016 and I just dropped my German husband off at San Francisco International airport. I’m missing him instantly, the international love-lifestyle probably seems romantic to most people, to me it’s like getting used to heartbreak and trust, and missing your family, and just dealing with that pain a lot. The […]