One last outing for a while?

I have a list of museums, art and otherwise, that I still want to see in Berlin. Berlin is full of art, small and large museums, personal and national collections. Ana is not so into art museums so my list is for a day when I have nothing else to do, a want of adventure,…

Pillars of Cloud and Fire

On Aug. 31st, Ana and I left on the train to begin a journey on what we thought would be a few weeks of walking. We were supposed to be back on the Camino De Santiago, Camino Frances route but due to Corona plans changed. Five days into our new German journey our plans would…

Wandering in the trees and helping with a video

The weather app had said that yesterday it would rain all day. Not unexpected since we are in the throes of Autumn. We have had a few glimpses of chilly sun but quite a bit of mist, clouds and rain as well. I had fully been expecting a cozy rainy day but when I took…

The Keep Going on Song

The other day a friend posted this video on her timeline on Facebook. I watched it and then rewatched it and teared up watching it. It resonated so deeply with the emotions that I feel and want to express and say to others as I watch them keep going on. One of the dancers is…

Friday morning exploration

In a rare occurrence these days, I realized last night that I had nothing, absolutely nothing on my schedule for today, Friday. Sure there are things to write and people I could see but I thought last night, “Well, then Friday morning shall be about exploring a few places I have been meaning to find…

These days

What a weird couple of days around here! On Sunday we took our pups to Templehofer feld midday. This is a HUGE park about a 20 minute walk from our place that used to be an airport. The runways and the structures are still on the field but the surroundings have been converted into park…

The taste of Fall continues

This morning I woke up, walked the pups in the cloudy cool morning and then set to work in enjoying my Saturday morning. As you know, dear reader, I have been on a fall recipe making kick that included my grandmother’s carrot cake recipe which the actual cake brought lots of joy to multiple neighbors,…

Celebrating a few small wins

This morning as I sit down to write I am thinking about how we were walking in the sun along the Danube just about three weeks ago. It seemed as though things were just the perfect everything…temperature, state of being, our legs felt good to walk and the wine was excellent as we stopped to…

Spending time with my Grandma

I’ve been having a week. It isn’t anything new to be honest but it feels as though a thousand cuts just keep coming and it has me moving more slowly these days…. It is that the numbers are rising fairly substantially in Berlin even higher than the numbers were in April or May and the…

Neuk├Âlln hues

Just about every Sunday night at 8pm I log into Zoom to join my family on our weekly call. It is 11am their time on Sunday morning. Since COVID began and we all went into lock down in March we have done this with the rare week off here and there. It has been a…