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….