Once in a while....you come across a structure that some German bought and is renovating. You look at the width of the structure and you just shake your head. In this case, the building is roughly ten feet across.....I don't know the depth but I'd guess at around fifty feet.
Lots of cash poured into this project, and it does look awful nice from the front. It's just that you gaze at square footage and it doesn't make any sense.
This structure? On a back street of Limburg, around the block from the Dom.
You are simply wasting your time when you add spammer comments. I delete these daily.
On comments, no more anonymous comments (25 Apr 2018). I also decided that anyone who uses vulgar language will get their comments deleted (the trashy talk that your 5th grade teacher would wash your mouth out with soap).
I encourage comments, open dialog, discussions, and two-way communications. If you are working on some special one-way agenda, or want some social justice chatter....you have to be able to comprehend the topic and understand that second opinions are part of a open dialog.
My Other Essay Site
I write mostly on Germany on this essay site, however there is a second site: Letters From Ripley. It's mostly on US stories, politics, and occasional cynical/sarcastic topics.
About the Collection of Essays
First, note that this is NOT a blog....it's a collection of essays similar in nature to what the Greek Plutarch attempted to write.
Second: NO, there will be no Facebook connection to the essay collection. Besides the negativity with FB, there is just too much potential in the future for censorship with FB.
Third, this log of essays is written by an American (not a German). If you are a German seeking commentary written by a German, on Germans....look elsewhere.
Fourth, I will offer wit and sarcasm on Germany, Germans, Germanology, German political figures, German TV, German beer, German food, German humor (or lack of), German habits, German weirdness, German news, German autos, German brilliance, German stupidity, German customs, German Nazis, German history, and German stubbornness.
I was one of those Americans who did over twenty years of military time....married a German....and eventually returned as a retiree.
I'm one of the few who stood under the German umbrella.....paid German taxes for some years.....German social security.....and felt the various pains like Germans.
So, this is my all-purpose commentary essay, designed for non-Germans mostly (and those Germans who accidentally discover it). I tend to put German culture into the spotlight of sarcasm, wit and humor. I'm simply pointing out the richness and craziness of life in Germany, which even some Germans can't understand.
The amusing thing is that I'm merely repeating the exercise that Mark Twain performed in 1880, when he published "A Tramp Abroad". Various comments were dished out on the Germans....which apparently did not trigger any wars, chaos, climate change, or ill feelings.
Final note: I generally only delete comments that are spam-related, or hype over pure Nationalist Socialist agendas. I generally won't support one-sided arguments/agendas. I also don't think accusations of racism or nationalism are generally proven, and can reflect poorly upon the person making the accusations.