Archive for the 'Personal' Category

Hoarfrost – Rauhreif

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Guten Rutsch! Happy New Year!

Taken on my walk today.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!

Boston Globe Big Picture: Becoming Santa.

“At the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Mich., some two hundred Santas and Mrs. Clauses came from across the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway to learn wood toy-making, brush up on storytelling skills, drive sleighs, feed reindeer and, most importantly, spread the Christmas spirit. Cookies are readily available at all times during the three-day training course on becoming Santa.”

Our Summer Vacation 2016

Monday, December 5th, 2016

André posted a set of photos from our trip to the US this summer:

Spicy Noodles on Flickr: USA Southwest 2016 – Four-Week Roadtrip through Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah.

Some of the highlights:

Hauptstadt

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

I went to Berlin for a seminar yesterday and today. Last night I met friends for dinner, then went for a walk to the Brandenburg Gate. Although it’s been 27 years since the Berlin wall fell, it still chokes me up to actually be able to walk through the gate.

Politics in the US

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

dangerousmeta: A little election math, for those afraid of their fellow citizens. And a rant.

“[Stop mouthing off on social media, get serious, get organized. Stop posting sh-t after a 30-second read finds you an echo-chamber article that gives you an ideological orgasm. Fomenting hate just makes things worse. Find a cause and volunteer. Defend what you love, don’t sit and bitch on Facebook – it’s the precise definition of impotence. As effective as putting ‘daring’ bumper stickers on your g-d car.”

Well said, Garret.