The sticky note sex Public Service announcements I wrote about earlier this year were funny. Something that further exemplifies the difference American and German comfort levels with sex are the billboards I found all over Trier on our visit in August. These frank and straightforward advertisements are indicative of both typical German personality traits as … More German Sex PSAs Pt II —(Things You Don’t See in America #10)
My wife’s sister lives near the University of Trier and in what has now become a tradition every time we visit, we recently took a family walk to the beautiful Petrisberg. Once a military base and prisoner of war camp, Petrisberg is now one of the nicest neighborhoods and best recreational areas in the city … More Petrisberg, Trier: From War to Recreation
As the Syrian refugee crisis begins to shrink from the headlines, thanks not only to apathy but also to terrorism and the craziest presidential election in U.S. History, I thought I would take a minute to fill you in on the status of the situation in one region in Germany. As is the norm for … More Refugees in Germany: A Report From the Inside
Well, we’ve been back in Boise for a little over two weeks now and as always it is a dual edge sword that cuts both ways. Whether you are on vacation or visiting family it is always nice to come home. That has absolutely nothing to do with location though, it’s just about having your … More Back in Boise
I know I haven’t written anything in a long time, but I thought I’d let everyone know I am sitting on my sister-in-law’s balcony in Trier enjoying a Bitburger Stubbi…….. ……more to come, bis bald!
Christmas Vacation Day 15: After all of the festivities couch time was in order, and there wasn’t a single complaint in the room. On top of the well needed rest there was also Christmas presents to be played with. You know what that means for dad, right? Toy assembly, toy set up, and of course … More Christmas Vacation Days 15 & 16: A Day of Rest and A Suprise Visit