Tag Archives: Expat


10 Years Ago This Day …

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… we indeed had a white Christmas in here southern Texas: Auf den Tag genau vor 10 Jahren … … hatten wir tatsächlich weiße Weihnachten hier im südlichen Texas: I still remember that Christmas. On Christmas Eve in the afternoon … Continue reading


Merry Christmas, …

Frohe Weihnachten, …


Merry Christmas – Frohe Weihnachten

… and a Happy New Year to all my visitors here: may all your wishes and plans lead to a happy ending.

… und ein glückliches Neues Jahr allen meinen Besuchern hier: mögen alle Eure Wünsche und Pläne in einem guten Ende münden.


Hospital Shocker

Well, it wasn’t because of what they did to me, nor because of the results, it was … the bill I received. About two weeks ago I needed some bloodworks done, and first, as I had another appointment, for an … Continue reading


Culinary Fredericksburg: Rathskeller

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To begin with, in Germany any place that calls itself “Rat(h)skeller” usually is a sure bet for good old home-style cooking, but not so here at the Rathskeller in Fredericksburg. In a restaurant that mentions German food on their homepage, … Continue reading


Sunday Breakfast

This is last Sunday’s, but just now I’m cooking a breakfast just like it:


Das hier ist das vom vergangenen Sonntag, aber jetzt gerade brutzele ich wieder so eins:


Sunday Breakfast


A Crisp Morning

At 9 this morning it was still 30 degrees Fahrenheit only, but beautiful, with the sun shining brightly from a clear blue sky:

Ein knackig frischer Morgen

Um 9 heute früh war es immer nioch nur -1 Grad Celsius, aber wunderbar, mit klar blauem Himmel und strahlendem Sonnenschein:


Early Morning Sunshine – but Quite Crisp


First (Hard) Freeze for Real

This (early) morning [5:25 am] it’s really cold. Here’s the forecast graphic for the Texas Hill Country and the adjacent southern counties: Der erste (wirkliche) harte Frost Heute am frühen morgen [5:25 Uhr] is es nun wirklich kalt. Hier ist … Continue reading


Immigration & Customs in a Jiffy

The day before yesterday, on my return to the USA after my three-and-a-half week stay in Germany, I was quite surprised how fast the immigration procedure at the George Bush International Airport in Houston [IAH] was. Part of it might … Continue reading


Well, we did not quite get that far down. At the weather station in town it’s 34.7 Fahrenheit just now [7 am], and not 28 as forecast. Erster Frost Na ja, ganz so tief sind die Temperaturen dann doch nicht … Continue reading


Driving in Germany

Last weekend I visited with a friend in Nuremberg and drove there in my rental – a small Nissan Note, btw. It was really an experience [spoiled as I am by the calm driving in the US] again, those wild … Continue reading