Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit!

I had an absolutely off-the-hook time at an Oktoberfest yesterday! Die Speisekarte was: Märzenbier and Brezel Wine:  Trimbach Riesling Cuvee Emile, 2009 (the best white I have ever had) Rotkohl (the best red cabbage I have ever had, either in or out of Germany) Kartoffelknödel (potato dumplings) Spätzle (homemade) Münchner Bratwurst Lots of laughing, singing,…

Whitman and Hindemith – Odes to the End

I recently read a piece in The New Yorker from a British ex-pat who was returning to the UK because of her disillusionment with the Trump administration.  One of the things that prompted her to become a US citizen was the poetry of Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass. I re-read Leaves of Grass and…

Happy Easter

“Trump touts US economy, military at White House Easter Egg Roll” ‘Cause little kids are all about defense spending and troop levels.  *sigh*  

March Madness

Apologies in advance for the horrible pun; I hate sports, but the sentiment seemed apropos. This is a weird time of year.  Everything should be coming back to life, but the live oak is shedding all its dead leaves in copious waves of falling brown sheets.  It’s a losing battle.  Even the gnome is resigned….

Happy Ending

I’ve been following the story of Molly, who was rescued by the South Texas Aussie Rescue (STAR).  Molly had been left outside by her former owners for god knows how long.  When she was saved by STAR, her hair was so matted, she had to be shaved.  She had been so neglected, she’d developed heartworms. …