Greetings from Sweden!

This year’s vacation was in Europe – Sweden, Denmark, Hamburg, England, and France – then a trans-Atlantic crossing to New York on the Queen Mary 2. That was in September and October; it’s taken me awhile to get the photos all sorted out. It was way over-the-top, so if it turns out to by my…

Back from the Dead

Three years ago, when the neighbors put in their pool, something went awry with my yard; all the grass eventually died. After several attempts to spot treat, I went ahead and had the whole thing re-sodded in March. Finally, it’s coming back into its own. I’m also happy with what’s going on in the front….

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*