Happy 2019 from Berlin!

Happy 2019 from Berlin!

The time was so short, but not short at all if you think of it in Trip Terms. In Trip Terms, a month to be somewhere else is a long time. But in Home Terms, one month is not long at all (unless you don’t like the people in your home, but that is not me). On...
In the not-so-bleak midwinter

In the not-so-bleak midwinter

I I’m sitting in my mom’s living room and listening to a Christmas cd. The lights on the Christmas tree are blinking, and there’s a pile of wood on the porch waiting to be burned. My mom and I spent the night in a cabin at Mount Magazine on Sunday night, and, thanks...
My Berliniversary – One Year in Berlin

My Berliniversary – One Year in Berlin

I On October 2, 2018, I celebrated my one year anniversary in Berlin. A year ago, I left a city I absolutely loved and moved to a city I knew very little about. The picture on the left was taken when my friend Shane visited me in Berlin in October 2017. The picture on...
The Circus: Apartment Hunting in Berlin

The Circus: Apartment Hunting in Berlin

I It’s raining outside. Coldplay is crooning over the coffee shop’s speakers. I’m sipping a flat white made by a man named Sam. The ash pollen has calmed itself, so I can breathe easier. It is a good day. I made a decision, too. Yesterday, I asked the woman I’m...
Berlin – New Life

Berlin – New Life

I Spring has sprung! It’s 61F/16C at 10am! The sun is shining, and I woke up to the sound of not-pigeon birds chirping merrily. I’m watching a crow the size of a small chicken perched on a fence, presumably looking for breakfast. Too bad he’s not a human. I’d tell him...

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