Monthly Archives: March 2019

WeckenSonntag 2019

Due to poor planning on my part, I am not in Sulzburg today for one of my favourite events of the year, a festival unique to the community. This saddens me a little, because not only do I appreciate the Christian roots of Weckensonntag, but the free bread was enough to last a few days, […]

Free At Last

I wish him well. Even more, I hope he meets Jesus. A Canadian court Monday determined that Omar Khadr had served his full sentence and was no longer subject to any legal restrictions. He and I now have equal standing before the law. He can apply for a passport, travel and associate with his family. […]

The Day After Brexit

The sun rose this morning, in the same place it usually does. Even in the United Kingdom – which is still part of Europe after all. – They’ll vote on yet another divorce deal today, British parliamentarians having rejected the first two. Citizens must be getting pretty tired of all the fuss. After all, the […]

Why Today’s Post is Late

The picture sort of explains it all. And I make no promises for tomorrow either.

Technology Shock

It was the size that caught my attention. Do you notice these things? I was installing a new app for my phone, to better manage one of the loyalty programs I belong to. I gave the usual permissions and the download started. I noted it was 31.5 megabytes. That jogged my memory. Back in 1990 […]

More Signs of Spring

Walking through the vineyards yesterday and came across these trees in bloom. I should know what they are (crab-apple perhaps?) but my brain seems to be turning to mush these days. I hear it is still unseasonably cold in Canada. I’d feel guilty about enjoying the German sunshine if I was the sort of person […]

Easter Is Coming!

Somehow I think the spiritual significance of the holiday is missing here. This rabbit dominates the Sulzburg market square these days. I am sure that last year the basket had plastic eggs – which promptly disappeared. The flowers are a nice touch. I guess the rabbit is safe. A cross might offend some people.

Sunday Again

It is a new day and a new week. What are your plans? Do something different today, something you’ve thought about, but have never made the time for. Do something nice for someone else. Read a book, just for pleasure. Go for a walk in the sunshine. Or in the rain or snow. Call an […]

Meaty Adventure

You can get things in the grocery store in France that you can’t get in Germany. Or in Canada for that matter. Like horse. It has been one of those things I have wanted to try for years, but just hadn’t had the opportunity. You can buy horse meat in Canada, but only certain places. […]

Suitably Random

This is not the post I had planned for today. I’d blame the outbreak of nuclear war, but that would be fake news. I’m not that presidential. I’m a little distracted by the ongoing Canadian political scandal. I’m possibly the only one who was watching online as MPs went through a succession of votes at […]