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Busy weekend

August 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Today I am in full recovery mode from a very busy, and very good, weekend. The weekend started out on Thursday night after work with Konni and I going to the Abenteuer Park. It was a lot of fun and very challenging (both muscles and nerves). We made it around three different loops in the […]

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Tags: Berlin · Culture ? · Friends · Life

Barack is (was) in the house!

July 24th, 2008 · Comments Off

Tonight, I was part of an estimated 200,000+ gathering to watch Barack Obama give a speech in Berlin. The speech was a little shorter than I had expected, but I really enjoyed what I did hear. He claimed he was speaking as a ‘citizen of the world’ and not a candidate for president, but there […]

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Tags: Berlin · politics

Back in Germany

July 21st, 2008 · Comments Off

I am back in Germany and finally starting to catch up on my sleep. I am now in the home stretch of my stay here – busy trying to finish up things with work and beginning to really plan the next steps forward. I am also trying to figure out how to do all the […]

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Tags: Berlin · Culture ? · Friends · Germany · Life · politics

A Sunday without Autos — at least for part of the day.

June 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

On Sunday, I took part in some sort of ‘demonstration.’ I am not sure what the purpose or cause was, but it basically consisted of most all the roads (including autobahns) leading into Berlin were closed to autos and opened up to bikes. According to Paul, the police said there were 25,000 people and the […]

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Tags: Berlin · Germany · Life

Music convergences

April 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

One of the nice things about living in Berlin is the huge amounts of cultural opportunities. Last weekend, Paul and I went to the IMAX theater to watch the new U2 – 3D movie. Not a movie that makes you think a lot, but I was in a mood to listen to loud music, so […]

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Tags: Berlin · Culture ?

In like a lion and out like a lamb ??

March 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

Isn’t the month of March saying ‘In like a lion, out like a lamb?’ March arrived this past weekend with a very strong storm sweeping across central Europe, killing some 14 people. Most of the severe damage and accidents took place south of Potsdam. However, there were still a fair amount of broken branches lying […]

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Tags: Germany · politics · Potsdam · weather

Leaky pipes cause panic

March 1st, 2008 · Comments Off

On Tuesday morning, my worst German (apartment living) nightmare was realized. While Heather was in the shower, the insurance man (their office is directly below my apartment) rings the bell and tells me that water is pouring out of his ceiling!!! The floor of the bathroom was dry, so the house master called the plumber, […]

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Tags: Life · Potsdam

Heather in the Black Forest

February 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

Heather Best, a friend from Fairbanks, made the long flight to Freundenstadt, Germany (located in the famed Black Forest) to compete in the World Winter Triathlon Championships. The winter triathlon combines running, biking, and skiing – supposedly all on snow. Paul and I ‘road tripped’ down to watch to her compete. The conditions were less […]

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Tags: Friends · Germany · Sport