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 […]

  It might have been the end of an era, so we went to Britzingen’s annual Weinberg in Flammen (Wine Hill in Flames) a couple of weeks ago. I’m sure the festival will be held next year, it is too much fun to cancel, but new regulations concerning fireworks mean that this may have been […]

The pundits are out in full force to tell you the meaning of yesterday’s Democratic primary vote in New Hampshire, I’ll bow to their expertise – no matter how wrong they are. It was the end of the line for some candidates. Not because they don’t believe they have the right stuff to be president. […]

Democrats go to the polls today in New Hampshire as that state holds its presidential primary. After last week’s Iowa caucus fiasco, the party is desperate to get things right. I’m not a fan of the primary system, for reasons to numerous to detail here, but I understand why the New Hampshire vote has traditionally […]