“Peace & Verdigris”: At Neu Kirchenhof Von St. Nikolai & St. Marien, A Graveyard

My schedule is always challenging, both personal and professional. Especially with so many complications involving bureaucracy, health, family, finances, if I choose to assess myself, I find I’m often exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally. But I’ve always been a person who told myself, whatever happens, “You can make it.” That simple statement is my life […]

“Moved by Blues” -The Pete Wyoming Bender Band, Rickenbackers Music Inn

Compared to many private venues in Berlin, Rickenbackers Music Inn is generously spacious enough to accommodate a sizeable crowd in its many nooks and cranies while still maintaining a very intimate atmosphere. Yet when you have a crowd that swelled to the size the legendary Pete Wyoming Bender Band drew on Sunday night, 31 March? […]

Summer BBQ-ing Photos (Wishful Thinking)

Snow is predicted yet again here in Berlin, but at least it’s not supposed to be as cold as the -12 we’ve been hitting recently. Some photos of summer barbeques and seriously looking forward to family, friends & grilled meats and garden patios. All photos by me.

Holding A Piece of Spring In Your Hand (Photos)

To some degree it happens every year: Scharmützelsee freezes. It’s a large lake about an hour or so from Berlin. All water freezes at a certain temperature, little lakes and ponds of all sorts, but when you have larger bodies of water that can be a more amazing thing to view. Last year, if you’ll […]

A Special Find in Berlin: Café Maja (Photos)

Thirty minutes early for an appointment, and it’s highly impolite to arrival thusly in Germany. The business contact may very well be doing nothing thirty minutes before the scheduled meeting, but you still don’t present yourself even if they are at their desk looking at the ceiling. So I decided to walk-on, and besides which…I […]