Category Archives: Other Places

Dresden

It was Friday evening when the bus dropped me next to the train station in Dresden.  The sun was setting behind unruly clouds, which had intermittently been dumping buckets of rain throughout the day.  I shouldered my backpack, stepped off the bus … Continue reading

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Šťastný Nový Rok! Happy New Years!

Happy New Year to everyone who still reads this blog.   In the style you’ve grown accustomed to I have delayed this entry nearly a week from the event to gather my thoughts on the subject.  It took this long … Continue reading

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Eight Candles and a Kid from Prague

I’m a small town boy with a big family from a four-season part of the world.  How can there be Christmas without the necessary ingredients: snow, stockings and a rowdy bunch of misfits gathered in celebration?  It’s impossible – like … Continue reading

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The Clammy

The Austrian Alps are beautiful.  Grey peaked mountains rise up into the sky like spires in a bucolic dream.  Their sides striped with dark green cascades of pine sliding down clefts cut by milennia of spring thaws.  Their bases guarded … Continue reading

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A German Christmas, Pt. 2

The morning of Christmas eve – the day after I arrived in Dresden – Anne, Frank, Martha and I set out for Lackau where Anne’s parents Reinhard and Marita live.  There had been freezing rain throughout the night which left a fine … Continue reading

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