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Away for a few days

I’ll be in Birmingham in the UK for a few days with only spotty internet access, so blogging and tweeting and other internet activities will be only sporadic. But have no fear, there’ll be photos when I get back. Send … Continue reading

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Back again and some comments on the 2013 Nebula Awards

As mentioned in my last post, I was in Scotland for a few days on very short notice. The hotel WiFi was actually decent, but only free for 30 minutes per day, which is only just about enough to deal … Continue reading

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Photos: Saarbrücken with bonus Stengel churches

As promised yesterday, here are some photos of my recent trip to Saarbrücken. Now Saarbrücken is a bit of an oddity, for though the settlement dates back to Roman times, the current city was only created in 1909 by the … Continue reading

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A Thousand Kilometer Round-Trip

I was away these past two days, because I took my oath as a court-approved certified translator. The background is that translations of official documents such as birth certificates, diplomas, etc… have to be certified. And certified translators need to … Continue reading

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Halle Photos

And now, as promised, photos of my recent trip to Halle on Saale Lots of beautiful old buildings and some not so beautiful examples of Communist era architecture. Some of the photos were taken while snow was falling and thus … Continue reading

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Back from Halle

I’m back from my excursion to Halle on Saale. Unfortunately, I missed the last three presentations, since I had to leave early, considering I had one of the longer trips home. The return trip took four hours rather than three … Continue reading

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Halle – A Blast from the Past

I’m here in Halle on Saale, enjoying the interesting and varied presentations on a broad spectrum of linguistic topics. My own presentation was on Friday afternoon and everything went well. Apparently, the papers will even be collected in a print … Continue reading

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Off to Halle

I’m putting on my linguist’s hat again, because tomorrow I’m off to Halle on Saale for the North German linguistic colloquium at the Martin Luther University, which happens to be one of the oldest universities in Germany. I’ll be presenting … Continue reading

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On the Road with an Oversize Load Truck

Yesterday evening I had something of an unusual adventure, because I found myself travelling with an oversize cargo truck. The background is that over the past few weeks my Dad was very busy overseeing the building of a heavy cargo … Continue reading

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Scotland Photos Part 5: Crathes Castle

I promised on last Scotland photo post and here it is with photos of Crathes Castle, a 16th century building with a large estate and stunning gardens located some twenty kilometres west of Aberdeen. The castle is supposedly haunted by … Continue reading

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