When I visited Boston last week for a friend’s wedding, my wife and I looked for interesting events. We didn’t get disappointed: besides attending a panel discussion with Howard Zinn on the withdrawal from Iraq and watching the Play Einstein’s Dreams, we had the honor of attending a dinner with Mr. Young-jin Choi, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. Mr. Choi was giving an enlightened talk for WorldBoston.org.Â I found a transcript of the talk he gave at the Carnegie Council – and below you’ll find my personal comments.Read more →
Ich kann stolz berichten, dass mein Bruder den ersten Platz für sein Meisterstück im Festool Fotowettbewerb gewonnen hat. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!Read more →
Es ist soweit: Vor ein paar Wochen hat das CafÃ© meiner Frau, The Ugly American Coffeehouse, die Türen aufgemacht!Â EsRead more →
For years, I looked at Starbucks with suspicion, considering them a predator that pushed small coffee shops out of business.Â Then I worked for a few years in Fort Washington (by Philadelphia), where Starbucks was the only option of getting coffee (not counting the horrible office coffee).Â That already changed my opinion, as their quality is good, and the were active in the community, too.
I just read this interesting piece on Starbucks in the Economist, and they mention a few more tidbits that show that Starbucks, indeed, is different:Read more →
It’s been a while since you heard from us. Since our bike trip, we enjoyed Hiroshima for a few days, and are now at our last destination, Tokyo.
Hiroshima was mainly about kicking back (well-deserved after 560 km by bicyle) and, of course, the Atomic Bomb installations. Below you can read my impressions.Read more →