Creating light when its getting dark

The sun rose this morning at 7:22am and will set at 4:18 pm. It is getting darker and darker around here. When I took the pups out this morning the sun was just thinking about maybe rising at 7:15ish and it was coooolllldd. It was 32 degree F and 0 degrees C. Cold. Frost on…

A Sunday in November

Last night I asked Ana what was on her agenda for today: “It’s Sunday! That’s my agenda.” For Ana this means that nothing will be planned. It is her free day before the work week begins. She will sleep as long as she would like to, sip coffee, hang out with our pups, probably play…

It is 10am and dark outside…

Both Ana and I are at our computers and sulking a bit. We both got up earlier than normal. I was wide awake at 6am for some reason but didn’t get out of bed until 6:45 and Ana was awake by 7 although she meandered out at 8:30. We sat with our coffees, all of…

Sunsets at 4:30pm

Fall in Berlin has two sides. There is this side of it…. But then there is also the side in which I looked up at 4:30pm yesterday to find it already almost completely dark. I don’t feelready for this shift. In the wee hours of Sunday morning our clocks fell back an hour, a week…

For all the saints…

Today is All Saints Day. Often I take time during this day to honor those who have gone before me and have taken up residence in my mind as Saints around me. This year, as I reflect on those who have gone before me I am so grateful for those in the cloud of witnesses…

Returning to some things….

Last night, Ana and I went to a movie. In a movie theater. It was our return to movie theaters in over two years, I think. We couldn’t remember the last time we “went” to a movie. Last week we saw a movie but it was in a huge room with like 10 people, spaced…

It’s Monday….again?

This morning my body was wide awake at 6:30/6:45 am. The world was still dark outside so I laid in bed for a little bit before both dogs got my attention by 7am. I was up and running. I put on some work out clothes to take the pups out but quickly realized that it…

Sunday morning…

“Every day I check your blog and nothing. Every day!” My amazing wife said this to me the other morning out of the blue. She had my blog pulled up on her computer and she sighed with discontent. The truth is, I haven’t written here for a while because I really have not felt very…

Tourists in our city

As I watch the rain pour today and the temps just start to get to a mid sixties level (18-19 in C), I am so glad that we played tourist yesterday. It is just about fully Autumn around here and it feels early to me. I am used to this kind of temperate climate turning…

Corona test appointments and Mandy Patinkin plays my Dad?

Lately I have been thinking about the things happening in my life that would probably be very different if I lived in the United States…. 1.Just a moment ago, Ana and I registered for two upcoming Corona tests. Here in Berlin, we are allowed up to one free rapid test per day for free as…