We are so bad at Berlin’ing

We had been looking for a small live music venue in our neighborhood. Google searches only brought up tourist spots downtown or concerts in the giant stadiums. Not really what we were looking for. Then one day, over the summer, I heard someone talking about a great local spot where they had just heard an… Continue reading We are so bad at Berlin’ing

If I had just one wish…

People are always talking about new technology and how scary and futuristic it all seems. Like soon we are all going to be buzzing around in spaceships like the Jetsons (if any of you young’uns don’t know who they are, Google it). And we aren’t even going to need computers or hand-held cell phones, because… Continue reading If I had just one wish…

A crash course on how to survive dining out in Germany

  When you sit down at a restaurant here in Germany, one that is not even particularly busy, it is your job to wave down a server and ask for menus. Don’t be fooled, contrary to popular belief, that actually is a lot to ask of a German server, so don’t be surprised if you… Continue reading A crash course on how to survive dining out in Germany

…and that’s why Canada is a second-world country

“Good morning, this is Captain Dave Lemmons on board the tug vessel Itinerante. Calling to check into immigration and boarder control. Yes, that is correct. We arrived into Toronto Harbor this morning, from the Erie Canal.” I stood on the bridge, half asleep, overhearing the conversation and awaiting the next orders. The early morning chill… Continue reading …and that’s why Canada is a second-world country

Wells Fargo is the OAG I just can’t seem to break up with

If Wells Fargo Bank were a person, she would be an OAG. You go there to make one simple transaction, and bam! she is all up in your face asking a million questions. Clicking around all frantically on the computer, like she is playing a game of Minesweeper, which unlocks personal information and special offers.… Continue reading Wells Fargo is the OAG I just can’t seem to break up with