Photos: Cooling At Müggelsee & Cuba in Berlin

When it’s hotter in Berlin than it’s been all year. When you’ve worked long and hard at more than one job and there’s still more to do. When certain aspects of bureaucratic non-sense at the university adminstration office  plus the subjectivity of empowered online know-it-alls makes you just want to laugh at the sheer absurdity […]

Through the Countryside & Around the Lake “With” Robert Burns

Scharmützelsee. If you’ve read or viewed this blog for a while or just a short time, you’ll probably know its my regular haunt, my beloved location and a relaxing place of fascination for me. It’s a moderately sized lake in Land Brandenburg about an hour from Berlin and usually I make a lot of photos […]

“Saturday, In the Park…” It Was Almost the 4th of July

(This is one of my favorite posters ever. It’s definitely eye-catching as you endeavor to figure out what it is advertising exactly…) The title of this piece comes from the American band, Chicago, and their song “Saturday in the Park” which came out in my birth year: 1972. Today Berlin was hot, hotter than it’d […]

“You’re All the Same!” American Indians From A European Perspective (Photos)

American Indians have long been romanticized or vilified in Europe and other places, even North America for that matter. Many wrong ideas, stereotypes and long-held assumptions continue to persist even in this day and age, and generalizations and flat out ignorance exist about indigenous peoples from the blatant level to the subtle. Much of it […]

Too Much Time At Rathaus Charlottenburg, Berlin (Photos)

If you move to Germany you have to register your location, the place you live or will be living, and this requires going to the Rathaus of the district of the city you live in as that’s where the Bürgeramt. In my case, that’s Berlin, and specifically Charlottenburg. My current roommate is a film producer, […]