Category Archives: General

Photos: Autumn Leaves 2018

This past week, we have been experiencing uncommonly warm and sunny weather for mid October. And so I took the opportunity to drive around and admire the fall colours in the area. Of course, I also took some photos, which … Continue reading

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A Classic North German Dish: Bremer Kükenragout

Time for another food post and a recipe. The background is that a few days ago, the local Bremen newspaper Weser-Kurier tweeted an image gallery of typical Bremer foods. I retweeted the gallery and got into a conversation with Paul … Continue reading

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Open Thread for File 770 Refugees

File 770 is having ISP problems, so if the site goes down again, here is an open thread/substitute gathering place for File 770 refugees. The comment setting is so that every poster must have a previously approved comment. I’m not … Continue reading

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Culinary Archaeology: The Quest for Schillerlocken Salad

As I mentioned in my Christmas post, I decided to forego the traditional herring salad for Christmas 2017, because it is a lot of work and with my Mom largely out of commission, I was stuck doing the holiday cooking/food … Continue reading

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Let us welcome our Robot Overlords

On a day like today, you need something to take your mind of all the bad things in the world. And no, I have zero interest in Star Trek Discovery right now, even if initial reviews are good. One of … Continue reading

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Some Comments on the 2017 German General Election

As you may know, Germany had a general election today. Angela Merkel’s CDU is still the strongest party, though they suffered significant losses. Her coalition partner SPD under Martin Schulz, former president of the European parliament, fell to only 20% … Continue reading

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WorldCon 75 Photos and a Report

Now the extended Hugo commentary is out of the way, here is my WorldCon 75 report with plenty of photos. Many of the photos are already in this video I posted on YouTube, but here you can see them without … Continue reading

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Some Videos of my WorldCon Adventures

I’m still working on my more detailed Hugo post, but in the meantime, here is a little video I made about my WorldCon adventures. It’s basically a jazzed up slideshow, assembled from some of the photos I took at WorldCon … Continue reading

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Back from Helsinki

I had a great time in Helsinki, both at WorldCon 75 and in the city in general. I got back home yesterday evening and spent most of today unpacking, refilling the fridge, etc… I took lots of photos, both of … Continue reading

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Cora goes to WorldCon 75 in Helsinki, Finland

Next week, I’m off to Finland for WorldCon 75 in Helsinki. I’ll be leaving on Monday and am really looking forward to the experience. So there will be light to no blogging next week and plenty of photos and con … Continue reading

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