Category Archives: Travels

I am Thankful For…

1. Being Alive. Especially given the events of the summer. 2. Believing in God. Because it makes the universe wondrous and unlimited. I feel bad for people who don’t believe in God. Your universe is so small. 3. Some people … Continue reading

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s my Husband

This is Weinsberg, Germany, a town about ten miles from Heilbronn: Nice, huh? It’s one of those towns we visit every time we show up because it’s scenic and crazy. Scenic is obvious: It’s on a hilltop surrounded by vineyards … Continue reading

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Bath Bath

Since my summer is pretty much shot down, what with three months of recovery to go through, thought I’d load up some photos from the trip to Germany earlier in the year. This is Baden Baden which got its start … Continue reading

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Not that Ludwig

I have a bunch of photos from the trip to Germany back in December, like these from Ludwigsburg Palace, which is about 30 miles…or kilometers or whatever the hell it is…south…or east or whatever the hell it is…of Heilbronn. Nice … Continue reading

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Los Chermans

I did not know I had a German family until a few years ago…well, as a present and ongoing fact, I mean. I was adopted as a baby and raised ‘Murican, and supposed there were family members back in my … Continue reading

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Heil-bronx

My German family lives mostly in Heilbronn, which is an industrial city about 40 miles from Stuttgart. Some of the family lives in Schwaigern (in which there are no restaurants), but they’re outliers. Heilbronn’s the family seat. Heilbronn’s a somewhat … Continue reading

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Back in the US…

…of A, after 17 days in Germany, about 2 days in Denmark, and around 30 feet away from Switzerland. Gracie was glad to see us. Where the hell have you been? Everywhere, man. Like Heilbronn: Ludwigsburg: and Nuremburg: among others. … Continue reading

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Every Bruce Springsteen Song Ever Sung

I went to New Jersey on Saturday because Don died last Sunday. Don’s the guy on the left. The greatest guitar player America ever produced is on the right. All dressed up because we three were going to a wedding. 1973. Hair … Continue reading

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Vender, Vende, Vendor

  I went to Shatterdome in Herndon, VA this past weekend as a vender. Er, vendor. Whatever. Wasn’t really sure what a Shatterdome actually was, but, liked the word. Yes, yes, I saw Pacific Rim. Once. Cool movie, but I … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Author

Tj O’Connor and I had such a good time at Monster Mania last week (see below), that we decided to induce heart attacks and go do the Collingswood Book Festival in Collingswood, NJ, the next week. Since my brother (seen here with his … Continue reading

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