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Cologne cathedral

On: May 29th, 2008 at 11:17 am | Number of Comments » 0

Cologne cathedral Today we trained in from Aachen to Koln (Cologne, as in eau de) to visit the Nazi Documentation Center and City Museum there. We found time too for the spectacular cathedral, which survived the Allied bombing intact. We skipped touring bunkers there because we found a great book on them. Gotta go have […]


Beer in Aachen

On: May 28th, 2008 at 2:40 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Beer in Aachen We’ve been offline for a couple days now, but finally got a connection here in Aachen. We’re here mainly because things are too expensive in Cologne and here is where Charlemagne and 30 German kings were coronated. We had drinks and dinner literally in the shadow of the cathedral where part of […]


Hamburg war ruins

On: May 26th, 2008 at 3:53 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Hamburg war ruins Sara and I have spent the last 48 hours touring WWII bunkers and memorial war ruins in Hamburg, collecting material on the July 1943 firebombing of the city. We had a nice time with two guys, Roland and Jurgen, from a local bunker preservation group who gave us a private tour. We […]


Off to Germany!

On: May 23rd, 2008 at 9:24 pm | Number of Comments » 2

Goyablog will be spared political rants by Goyaboy as he is leaving for Germany for 12 days. This trip with Sara is part of a course development grant we received to put together a course dealing with the events and postwar representation of civilian aerial bombing during WWII, particularly in Germany and Japan. The Japan […]


Please, someone end the embarrassment…

On: May 22nd, 2008 at 3:27 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Doesn’t Hillary Clinton have a friend so can take her aside and inform her in boldly objective terms how ridiculous she sounds? I have lost any respect I had left for the Clintons (none, which means we’re in negative respect land now). Yesterday in Florida, in a delusional outburst, Hillary Clinton asserted that not to […]


Opening upon Closing

On: May 20th, 2008 at 9:14 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Today my old house sold. Or rather, there was half a closing — I’ll get my cut of the proceeds tomorrow. It took only 400 days on the market, but clearly it was waiting for the opening of the first water lily of the season in my (now my former) pond, which happened today. An […]


Anything for a story

On: May 13th, 2008 at 9:38 pm | Number of Comments » 0

CNN is so lame. Everyone knew that Clinton was going to slaughter Obama in West Virginia because of the “tailor-made demographic” for Clinton there (i.e., older, poorer, whiter, more female, and more undereducated — not exactly a demographic I’d be proud of). And yet, in absence of suspense, they need to create a story around […]


“Your life is a dashing and bold adventure”

On: May 11th, 2008 at 6:53 pm | Number of Comments » 0

That’s what the fortune cookie that I just cracked open says. Dashing and bold are fine, but will I be happy?