Category Archives: General

Steampunk in East Frisia: Steamfest Papenburg 2019

Papenburg is an East Frisian town of about 38000 people near the Dutch border, which is probably best known these days as the home of the Meyer Werft , where many of the giant cruise ships carrying tourists across the … Continue reading

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WorldCon 77 in Dublin, Part 1: The Good…

Yes, I know that my WorldCon and TitanCon report as well as detailed Huog commentary has been much delayed, but then I’ve been ill, first with a cold acquired at WorldCon and then with a stomach bug acquired from a … Continue reading

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Brief WorldCon and TitanCon Update

I’m still in Ireland, though now in the Northern part at TitanCon, the 2019 EuroCon in Belfast. My hotal WiFi is pretty bad, plus I caught a virus that was going around at WorldCon. So if you’re waiting for my … Continue reading

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The Dublin Travel Travails Saga

Those who follow me on Twitter may already have seen that I had the hardest time travelling to Dublin. I got up at 4 AM and my plane left Bremen at 6:20 AM. I was supposed to reach Dublin at … Continue reading

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Cora goes to WorldCon 77 in Dublin, Ireland, and TitanCon in Berfast, Northern Ireland

This week, I’m off to Ireland for WorldCon 77 in Dublin and TitanCon, the 2019 EuroCon in Belfast the weekend after. I’ll be leaving early on Tuesday morning and am really looking forward to the experience. I’m particularly excited to … Continue reading

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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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