Clutter and Dust

Friday, 22 December Maybe I was resistant to renovating our Paris apartment for a reason. Last Sunday we survived another punishing 11-hour drive from Berlin and »

In the Shadow of Tomorrow

Friday, 8 December The vice of winter is tightening. In Berlin today the sun will come up at 8.04 and will go down at 15. »

Giving Thanks

Friday, 24 November Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the US but it felt very far away here in Berlin. Beyond the fact it was a normal work »

This Good Old World

Friday, 10 November People often ask me why I like living in Europe. Usually my answer is a rambling, vague discourse that ends with an I-just-do »

Changing Perspectives

Onion dome of the new Russian Orthodox Church, seen from the quayside Friday, 13 October Because the world is uncertain enough as is, I generally dislike »