Monthly Archives: December 2017
You could easily chalk this up to cultural differences. Or maybe German children are smarter than their Canadian counterparts. The first time we walked out of our village heading into the mountains I noticed a hole in a hill just outside the town limits. There was a small rail car in front of it with […]
Just to be clear, I didn’t see this one myself, but figured it was worth sharing. Must be a new definition of “perfect,” that is all I can think.
According to government propaganda in fascist Italy of the 1920s and 1930s, the unstated message was that, while you might not care for the man, at least under Mussolini the trains ran on time. They didn’t of course, and still don’t. Given the propensity for dictators to kill their critics, it probably wasn’t healthy to […]
A friend brought me a newspaper from the airport lounge. I don’t get to see many physical English-language papers in the depths of the Black Forest, so I was very grateful. It was the Gulf News, which is published in the United Arab Emirates. It appears aimed at the expatriate population there, especially those from […]
Today is the second Sunday of the Advent season, the day we light the second candle on the Advent wreath. I should be able to tell you what that candle signifies, but I can’t off the top of my head. When I was growing up my family didn’t do anything special for Advent. Probably had […]
Just a few photo impressions today. If you need words, try yesterday’s post.