Here in Berlin the weather continues to be chilly. Yesterday it barely broke 60 degrees. But it is comfortable and I can’t say that I miss the hot, sticky summer. I snapped this sign on the walk back from a friend’s house the other night. Frisör means ‘hairdresser’. I thought that this name was right up … Read More
This is the only picture I have from our weekend trip to IKEA. A guy carrying a mattress. To the S-Bahn. My previous experience with IKEA had always been the Minneapolis IKEA, which is across the street from the Mall of America. It is a trip that would not be fun without a car—a trip … Read More
The German half of this relationship thinks that my fascination with Kleingartens is equal parts horrifying, crazy and amusing. When it was mentioned to friends last night I don’t think that anyone took it seriously and it was quickly disregarded. From my outsider perspective, however, they are genuinely interesting. They remind me of miniature suburbs, … Read More
I have no idea who Hank Meadows is. I just have a vague mental image that sets him in the 1950’s as a roundish, middle-aged guy who secretly liked to cook. His popover recipe came from my grandma’s recipe box. She had about five popover recipes in that box. I have tried each of them … Read More
It’s been a rough day of packing here and I came across this polaroid amidst my stuff. I loved this place. I tried to find some documentation of it online, but it wasn’t readily available and I don’t want to loose my packing momentum spending much more time on it. But it makes sense because … Read More
Welcome to my childhood dollhouse. A place I used to spend a lot of time in.
I wish that I could file this one under “Things I Will Miss.” Unfortunately, it left before I did. The Jazz Image was a radio show, broadcast every Saturday night on Minneapolis Public Radio. It had a spectacular run decades long. Leigh Kammond, the host, kept different hours over the years. The show used to … Read More
I watched the lunar eclipse from my kitchen’s skylight window this evening. As I often do in this apartment, I remarked at how lucky I am. To have such a vantage point on such a rare occasion is special. Tonight the eclipse was only visible in the Americas and, in addition to this, tonight was particularly clear. … Read More