December 2008

You’ve Got to Spend some time, love…

December 27, 2008 // 0 Comments

Hello and Good morning from Germany. The weather has been very nice — we went to the Netherlands yesterday and I am excited to report that the cord jacket that I have always wanted- you know the one, with the leather elbow pads, the one that smoking professors use?I would provide a pic of it, but the ones on the web dont do it justice– but I am sure that there will be plenty of pictures taken with it on… 🙂Lili’s parents also bought me a rather terrific Wool jacket from Polo as well. All in all, a great Christmas for books, but I do miss my own family, they seem so far away from me during the holidays.We are headed to England in a few days, which I am very excited about. It will be very cool to see my cousins and hopefully loads of other people that I have lost contact with. We are staying on the Isle of Wight through New Years and coming back to Germany on the […]

Merry Christmas, with Mariah even…

December 24, 2008 // 0 Comments

The Holidays are a time for peace and reflection.  Taking this time to be with my wives family in Germany is special as much as it is relaxing.  We share this time together, but there is also a lot of time for individual thought — even if Mariah Carey’s Christmas album is playing on the hi-fi and it is right now.  🙂 I am currently reading Robert Fisks latest work — a collection of essays he has published and the more I read it, the more I am reminded of my father and myself.  Fisk is a man of his own will and nature– and the declarations he makes when he isn’t reporting are spot on with the theories I have grown up to know, but without the sometimes cynical approach that comes with realizing that things in our lives are the way they are for a very specific reason, even though it doesn’t appear that way. The latest essays that I have been reading focus directly on the written words– the […]

..In Germania

December 21, 2008 // 0 Comments

I have safely arrived in Germany a few days ago and have seemingly recovered from the jetlag. Looks like I got out of Seattle just in time, as the news reports have the area looking quite dismal as predicted. The incliment weather seems to affect Seattle more than any other place– due to the hills and lack of resources in getting the roads and commerce taken care of. When Jason and Apple took me to the airport, it had snowed the night before, so it was a slight challange to get up our little hill, but we made it to the airport without any problems– however, the storm bore down just hours after my flight left Sea-Tac.The flight was far from the worst flight I have had– Delta tries to do as little as possible to be anything more than slightly accomodating, but for the measly $505.00 I paid for a round-trip ticket, I can hardly complain about it all that much.I am happy to report that everything is fine in Germany. […]

Lili’s Visa: Approved!!

December 15, 2008 // 0 Comments

Well, heres the thing: Lili’s been cleared from the Department of Homeland Security, so this hiatus has finally progressed to another level, which is a good thing.  The hardest part of getting through this process is now complete and now it is on to the National Visa Center, for a final check, before she comes into this country for as long as she wants and we begin our lives together.  It has been very difficult on me, these last few months, as I beging to discover that there isn’t really anyone else I want to spend time with except her and all that has been and all that there will be is reliant on when we can be together.  For now, its just a waiting game, where I drift through the days until we are together. …and we will be together in just a few short days from now.  As I write this, my mind drifts to just three days from now, when I will be boarding a plane to see my […]