Category Archives: health

Looking Back at 2016

I can only look back at 2016 along two different tracks, as it were. One involves my personal situation, and turned out quite positive. I finally, officially, disconnected myself from the Republic of Austria early in the year and got … Continue reading

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End-Of-Summer-Vacation Links

Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old toilet seat at a Roman fort near Hadrian’s Wall. Now they are looking for the loo over which it sat, hoping that the Roman soldiers may have accidentally dropped things into it. The Grand Hotel … Continue reading

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Sorry For The Delay

  I have been so wrapped up in my vocal health that I have had nothing about which to write. Boring. Typical singer behavior. Back around April 5, I started feeling a little scratchiness in my throat. By the 10th … Continue reading

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Singer Lore: Help For Swollen Vocal Cords

Inching my way out of this bad cold flu bronchitis, I turned to facebook to ask my professional singer friends for their personal last-ditch remedies when a gig is getting near and the vocal folds are still swollen (and therefor … Continue reading

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Modern Vocal Pedagogy

Nothing like a bad cold a full-blown case of the flu to make a singer feel useless. Well, let’s at least talk about singing then. Eine Erkältung Grippe reicht aus, dass sich Sänger nutzlos fühlen. Nun, dann lasst uns wenigstens … Continue reading

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I Have Entered A Blog Competition

Expats Blogs, the online aggregate website which last year gave me that pretty silver ribbon over there on the sidebar, is holding a writing competition this year. The topic had to be a Top List, as in, for example, Top 10 … Continue reading

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Dangerous Euro-Chocolates.

Ferrero Kinder Überraschung (“Kinder Surprise”) chocolate eggs are, I just recently learned, verboten in the United States. In fact, according to this ORF article (g), border authorities can slap you with a $2,500 fine per chocolate egg (!) if you … Continue reading

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Benefits in the EU Countries. You Should Be Getting Them Too.

Update: it has come to my attention that this Kos Diary has been deleted, I don’t know why. In any case I am leaving this post up for the quote below, which is all that’s let of it today. (And … Continue reading

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The Games (And Being Off Mine)

The 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games are being held right now in Innsbruck and nearby Seefeld. This would probably be a great opportunity to blog — if I were seeing any of it firsthand. A bad cold has made it … Continue reading

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Automats: Sexual Health Edition

For my colleague C, who is feeling a bit down on the health front, but not for this reason. At a German U-Bahn station: Because sometimes what you need is more than just a candy bar, gel? The condoms are, … Continue reading

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