Speaking of expiration, the 111° temperature in the devilish depths of Death Valley really had us cooking. It was worth a brief visit.

    Death Valley NP, Death Valley, CA

    Our August trip brought us to the edge of Europe in western Ireland, a slight misstep away from assured expiration on the Cliffs of Moher.

    Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Ireland

    Our latest U.S. National Park visited, Glacier, really placed us on top of things.

    Glacier NP in Montana

    Just wrapped up an absolutely stunning spring vacation through southern Germany and Switzerland. The weather, mountains, and jodeling really shined like never before.


    I18n and l10n are some of the most difficult and time-consuming processes involved in software engineering. I seriously respect any developer who has gotten it right.

    Cincideutsch Evolves

    Last week, Cincideutsch, the local German language club that I helped found, celebrated its 7th year anniversary. Pictured below you’ll see two of the cofounders, Linda and me. It was an event not to be missed, as our organization looks to evolve more than ever before this year, starting with our official membership.

    As a non-profit organization, Cincideutsch has a lot of potential to work with the local community and actively promote our proud German heritage in Cincinnati. In having official members, we are hoping to find new channels of donorship and elicit ideas from our core devotees.

    If you are in the Cincinnati Tri-state area and have any interest in German language and culture, consider joining us at our weekly Stammtisch at Mecklenburg Gardens at 6pm.

    Cincideutsch’s 7th Anniversary

    I’ve clearly forgotten how unpleasant the process of moving into a new house is. That said, we are mostly moved and will be happy about it one day soon.

    Feeling Wanderlust already and we haven’t even made it halfway through January. Excited to fly back to Germany in April and meet with good friends.

    Louisville is a cool city, decidedly. We don’t even have enough time to visit half of the bars/eateries we wanted. Let’s not even get started on the distilleries. Good show, ’Ville!

    Christmas in Chicago / how I miss actual winter weather.

    Winter at Lake Michigan