I was writing about Africa this morning, and I got distracted by some photography I took while I was living in Paris this past autumn. Through out my travels, I’ve been trying to work on my skills as a photographer (although my seventeen year old sister still beats me when she starts spouting . . . → Read More: Photographs: Strike in Paris, France
Yep, it’s me! I’m back! No, this is not an on-screen apparition (you know, you really should stop drinking all of that coffee); it is truly me!
Yes, my friends, I’ve been gone from the blogosphere for some time now. I needed a little time to pull myself together, work on my book, . . . → Read More: Back in Black!!! Welcome to Tallahassee, Florida.
Bonjour tout le monde!
It’s been one hell of a ride. The last eleven months: oh. my. word.
Living in two African countries and then in Paris, France? The memories could fill a thousand books, which brings me to my exciting news/old news (for those of you who know me well). I have decided to . . . → Read More: Life’s a changin’; leaving Paris, thoughts on "sex lives with cannibals", and other such important things.
My time in Paris is almost up. Bet you didn’t know that! Yes, my dearies, I am returning to the US of A. More information on that tomorrow…but for now: What comes next?
After months overseas…what is my next big adventure?
I’ll let you guys guess, if you like.
Hint: It does not involve a . . . → Read More: What happens after all of your plans have run their course?
The Felsenmeer is a graveyard of enormous boulders, some entering the realm of small-house sized. Local legend has it that two giants were quarreling and decided to end the fight by flinging rocks at each other, leaving behind a massive battlefield of stone. A more plausible explanation of the giant sea of granite is the . . . → Read More: Felsenmeer: A place where giants fought and mythical heroes died.
Two days ago, I was fortunate enough to have my grandfather take me on a short walking tour of his birth city, Worms (Germany). With more than a third of the city destroyed during the war, much of the city was rebuilt, including my grandfather´s childhood house. Just as we got to the city, I . . . → Read More: Worms: Photographs from 1920, 1940, and now.
Advent Celebration (Erfelden, Germany): Established in 779, this community celebrates advent by organizing nightly gatherings in the twenty-four days leading up to Christmas. Celebrations include singing, music, story telling, hot apple juice for the kids, and gluehwein (spiced, hot, red wine) for the adults. These two pictures were taken on the 18th of . . . → Read More: Advent celebration in Germany; singing, wine, and friends.
Life in the past few days has been chilly, but awesome none-the-less. I´ve been staying in Erfelden with my grandparents (small town on the outskirts of Frankfurt), and also shot up to Duesseldorf for one night to visit with some friends.
In the past few days, I have:
1) Celebrated advent by drinking . . . → Read More: Etiquette in Germany; meet the Water Closet.
Dachau camp, outside of Munich, Germany.
This guy sure was popular! (Venice, Italy)