I was a little uncertain when I was asked if I wanted to preview the upcoming film Samson, which hits theatres February 16. And it wasn’t just because I’m not really into superhero movies. Back when I first started reviewing movies the process was simple. An advance press screening of the film would be scheduled […]

There’s a hill on the outskirts of Sulzburg that is mostly vineyard, with some trees at the top, and just begging to be climbed. Looks pretty steep, but you don’t go straight up unless you are part mountain goat. The vineyard paths will get you to the top, eventually. I have joked on occasion that […]

I looked at the bridge and said to myself, “I’ve taken a picture of that before.” Back in October we walked from Badenweiler, where we were living temporarily, to Britzingen. It seemed like a lot of uphill, though it is only a three kilometre journey, more or less. This past Sunday we walked from Sulzburg […]

Facebook kept sending me reminders yesterday. One of the downsides to digital communication is that for such sites you can turn notifications on or off but can’t be selective. I didn’t need this reminder. It was a friend’s birthday, and Facebook wanted to be sure I remembered to write something on his timeline. After all, […]

Blame the Super Bowl for for there not being a blog post here today. What you are reading is a figment of your imagination. And no, I didn’t watch the game. I don’t care enough for the NFL brand of football to watch a game that starts at 12:30 a.m. my time. I didn’t watch […]

I can’t remember if I have posted this picture before, but even if I have, it is worth repeating. I have friends who don’t read very much or very often. I feel pity for them – they miss out on so much. Sunday is a day of rest for most people. Why not spend part […]

I think you need a day off. I know I do. But then I thought about the ramifications of not posting something. If you are a daily subscriber you might have wondered if I was ill, or had been hit by a car (neither of which is really an excuse for not putting something in […]