Category Archives: Europe

An Unexpected Gift, An Unexpected Adventure

Today I missed the sun for the first time in a while. A greying Vienna was letting me go, nodding me onward as I boarded my train and prepared myself mentally for the journey south and another chunk of time … Continue reading

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Letting Go the Sun

Beyond the mountains a fire is dying.  The remnants of a light that illuminated our world and is nothing more now than cooling embers, glowing red and casting their devilish, crimson shadows against snowy peaks and smoking chimneys.  I look … Continue reading

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Living Winter

I realize that I am far from the first person to say this, but there is something so magical about walking in the falling snow.  No, there is nothing novel about this sentiment, and yet I still feel that it … Continue reading

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One Night in Carinthia

Rolling over to discover the trash can that you only half remember bringing to bed with you could be a sign that trying to keep up with zee Germans for Fasching (Carnival) was a poor idea.  But upon further reflection, … Continue reading

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Being There

Sleepless musings of a wandering heart…   They were going to a ball, but I did not know it. I had come from a ball, but they did not know it. St. Stephan’s Square was filled with a train of … Continue reading

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The Other 9/11

We tend to remember the tragedies more than the celebrations.  That’s not a new, earth-shattering revelation, it’s just true.  For example, many Americans could probably tell you when World War II started, even down to the day, but when was … Continue reading

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Fearful Symmetry

In the future, people will live in shopping malls.  I am convinced of this.  Shopping malls will grow to accommodate our appetites, and they will evolve into villages, townships and cities.  There will be more fountains and more plants, there … Continue reading

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