I don’t have time to binge-watch television. That explains why it took my wife and I almost two weeks to get through the ten episodes in the first season of the new Netflix series Messiah, which was released in January. It is a compelling drama that touches on so many aspects of contemporary society. A […]

Americans are voting in November. One issue that you are pretty much guaranteed to hear almost nothing about is gun control. Americans love their guns, and, on what seems like a regular basis, someone with a grudge will take one of those guns and shoot several innocent people. I think such incidents happen more in […]

American media is focusing on the race to find a Democrat to take on President Donald Trump in November’s election and ignoring what may be a more interesting race. There is a contest for the Republican nomination. Maybe contest is too generous a description. No-one expects Trump to lose his party’s nomination. That just doesn’t […]

A photo essay today – each picture worth at least a thousand words – as a follow-up to yesterday’s post. I’m looking forward to sharing this walk with visitors from Canada – and will probably introduce a few Germans to it also.  

February is supposed to be cold. Even in southern Germany. Except it wasn’t on the Saturday when my wife and I spent a little bit of time exploring Wolfsschlucht, or Wolf’s Canyon, near Kandern. Not only was it sunny, but it was 18 Celsius. I think it was minus 30 that day in Ottawa. We […]

Sometimes I get easily confused – but it isn’t always my fault. In those cases I blame the system. Figuring out a new transit system is a challenge, wherever you are living. If you don’t speak the language that’s an additional challenge. If the language is loaded against you, what are you supposed to do? […]

Today mostly photos (and a fireworks video) from last month’s Weinberg in Flammen festival in Britzingen. I must confess I didn’t partake of food or beverage – two of the main attractions. I had forgotten that there was more on offer besides sausage and wine, so I ate before heading to the village. The food […]