You make great plans and life intervenes, meaning that nothing on your “to-do” list actually gets done. Sometimes I don’t know where the time goes. Do you ever have a day like that? Tuesday started (after a quick email check) with a couple of hours work in a nearby vineyard. Grapes don’t just grown on […]

I almost missed it. Probably because it obviously didn’t apply to me. I’m sure it wasn’t directed at you either. The sign was in one of the courtyards of a thousand-year-old monastery in the Swiss town of Stein am Rhein. We had just determined that we weren’t going to tour the monastery, deterred not by […]

A year ago Germany was awash in patriotism as the nation cheered on the national team in the World Cup. It was like hockey in Canada only more intense. Business came to a halt during games. Church services were canceled. There were flags everywhere. Large screens were set up in public places to allow communal […]

You know what they say about the best laid plans. Or maybe you don’t. Does it matter? I had a post planned for today, in my head anyway. It didn’t happen as planned. Today is my (and my wife’s) 35th wedding anniversary. I was planning on being a little personal, sharing some photos mentioning how […]

I couldn’t resist when I saw this on a friend’s Facebook page – I just had to share it. I try not to argue with strangers, or even those people I know, especially about politics. Took me a while to learn that though. I remember wasting an evening with a close-minded individual who was very […]

My friend Bruce used to fill his blog with a lot of videos. If he didn’t have anything profound to share on a particular day, he would share a musical gem he had found on YouTube. Bruce’s extensive music knowledge was such that he was a frequent contributor to Wikipedia , desiring to preserve things […]

One last look at the ruins of the castle in Landeck.