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"You seem to get around on topics -- as I recall, pretty much everything from local resistance to Nazis to now green roofs. That's what I like about your blog -- if you find it interesting, important, or amusing, you blog about it and your personality, as far as I can tell, really comes through. Great job. — And the pictures are just awesome. "
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Lately I have been affected by a certain variety of writer’s block. It goes like this: I get an idea, find a few nice pictures, write up a few paragraphs to go with the pictures, and then read about the … Continue reading
The US presidential election and its, um, aftermath has an Austrian connection. The president-elect has named one Betsy De Vos as Secretary of Education. Ms. De Vos, not a friend of public education, incidentally, has a brother named Erik Prince. … Continue reading
There are many subjects I avoid if I can. Most technical texts, for example, or medical ones. There are also certain types of formats I avoid, like excel files (they just don’t come up right on my little Mac screen). … Continue reading
Does anybody still read this blog? Six somewhat positively turbulent months have gone by while I’ve taken the time to figure out where I’m headed and what I want to do with the rest of my life. I took on … Continue reading
That acronym means “ace” in German, so it’s perfectly normal in a German-speaking country. It still brings out the smirking adolescent in this American, however.
Ah, and what a New Year it has turned out to be. I may have mentioned that I had been doing more translation work during the fall. Well, all that hard work is beginning to pay off, and so it’s … Continue reading
Blogging goes on summer hiatus until something bloggable presents itself. In the meantime, here are our new neighbors.
I wish you all safe travels over this holiday week.
A few years ago I came across a booklet with brief biographies of four local priests who had resisted the Nazis and were killed for it. While planning my recent visit to Axams, I realized that I would be very … Continue reading
Fellow-blogger Paschberg has posted the following 1966 article from Innsbruck’s local newspaper, about a mysterious root found in certain places which, should you step on it, will send you wandering through the mountains, completely disoriented. Here is an English translation … Continue reading