Wednesday, January 21, 2015
All of this leads up to winter on the Street. It's been a few years since we've had what I'd call winter. Deep snow. Sunshine. Cold. Winter. I don't know if it's my fault, but since I've been here, winter has become a preponderance of damp, gray days which don't last very long, accompanied by an attitude of procrastination and comfort foods. If I were a New Year's resolution type, I'd have said 'no more goofing off', but I'm not, and I didn't.
I sometimes thing that my choice of a solitary life of contemplation and meditation is in conflict with my basic need to create. Those are weak moments. The two are compatible. I am able to calm, and empty my mind, then fill it again, with mind doodles. Sometimes I post them, but for the most part, the live in the cloud, waiting for electron decay to send them off to entropic nonrecognition.
When I write it all down like this, I realize it's good. No need to be recognized. I am. For now. Nothing to complain about. I'm awake, and there's coffee.
Peace and Love from Steinstrasse..
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The question is: where to next? The candidate list is small, but broad.
- Schwarzwald-The Black Forest, home of cuckoo clocks and nice mountains that even an old man can get up without a rope.
- Pfaelzerwald: full of wanderways and fairy-tale villages, castles, monasteries, and other antiquities, near the Rhine and the Mosel, familiar, yet still a place not fully explored.
- Right Here. I like Herford.
- Somewhere in Spain
- The South of France
- Krakow or Warszawa
- One of the German islands in the Baltic
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Working from a tablet is fun, but the photos are stuck in the cameras until I get back to home base. I had a great time at Mountain Sky, a music venue and Festplatz in my old neighborhood with my son, daughter, and grandson. My 50th Class Reunion was pleasant. I've had a few good walkabouts and I've learned to play some new videogames from my four year old teacher Gideon.
I'll touch base again after the next great adventure. Until then- keep Steinstrasse safe....
Friday, August 1, 2014
A good prep for these things is Social Networking. Find 'em, learn'em, and know which coversations to avoid. After doing my research, food and weather appear to be the safest. I intend to eat a lot. If I keep my mouth full it'll be harder to stick my foot in it.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
I met some people I know, and some I didn't. One married couple pointed me to a stream of ants going back and forth across the walking path. We watched them together and chatted. The wife had been born in Berlin and the family migrated down here in the final days of the Second World War to avoid the chaos. The man survived the Russian liberation of Silesia. We talked for almost half an hour. It was pleasant. And now, I'm going to sleep. I'll be back soon, with something to say and nothing to complain about.
Friday, May 16, 2014
The Hollandschenke is relocating to the former Schwarzer Ritter with the same great food a beer garden! Welcome "Leib und Seele".