Dungeness Headland

October 11, 2012Travel, Travel Topics

This is how we prefer to roll in the travels category: 1) Hit quaint small town for a respectable lunch and stroll 2) Head a few miles east to explore weirdo beachside nuclear power station/nature preserve/semi-abandoned fishing village Meet the Dungeness headland in Kent. Actually the village part seemed to be fairly lively—it has a … Read More

Field Report: Man Day

June 5, 2011Berlin, The Field Report

As we lounged on the banks of the Spree, L filled me in on Herrentag aka Man Day. A day when roving groups of men pull around carts of beer, get sauced, wave little flags, and dance on boats. Or whatever. Somehow it took me three years to find out about this.

Elsewhere

March 15, 2011Berlin

Schönfließer Straße, Berlin. Thinking about my friends and their loved ones in Japan.

In the trees.

February 9, 2011Berlin

Kastanienallee, Berlin. The wind is blowing, the birds are singing, and the sun is shining, but the lunchtime streets still smell like soup and campfires. + The Field Office on Flight 001’s blog.

The End.

September 20, 2010Berlin
Greifswalder Straße, Berlin. No, it's not the end of the blog, silly! But it is the end of a lot of other things, including summer. Loved it that Chanette and I were on the same page.

Mullet Mall

March 1, 2010Travel

Albuquerque, New Mexico This is an outdoor mall in Albuquerque called “ABQ Uptown.” It is supposed to replicate the feeling of shopping on Main Street and is the mullet of shopping malls; street parking in front, parking lots in the back. But the most baffling feature is the piped in music, emanating from the stone … Read More

Parking Place

December 2, 2009Berlin

If you parked like this in just about any American city you would guarantee yourself a parking ticket—if not a tow—in about five minutes. Here no one even notices.

The Doobies and Lil Pint in the Mauerpark

August 30, 2009Berlin

This afternoon I went to the flea market in the Mauerpark, which was in extra fine form today. There was a band doing a cover of the Doobie Brothers’ Without Love and there was this painting for sale—a kind of Little House on the Prairie meets Thomas Cole scene. It was considered.