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Posts Tagged: churches

Posts Tagged ‘churches’

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Church and Lightning

And then, you know, it rained a lot. And thundered. &c.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

the secret life of jetlags

I am back in Flensburg – have been since around 9pm yesterday, in fact. (I left from a friends’ house for the airport at 12:30 pm on Sunday, so figuring in the six hour time difference it turns out to have been a 27,5 hour trip (though interspersed with seeing other friends in Chicago during my 6 hour layover and a 3 hour nap on yet another friend’s couch in Hamburg before I drove up North). Still, a bit of a treck, one might say … on the one hand. And on the other hand, the sheer distances one can cover in a day these days never fail to amaze me. If I really wanted to, I totally could fly to the other side of the world for a dinner withsomeone on a four day weekend, and then still be back  in the office on time.

The secret remedy for jetlag seems to be to sleep 3 hours on a friends couch, then stay up for another 8 hours, sleep another 4, and then head off to the office and spend 11 hours there.  Well, we’ll have to see what tomorrow brings, but so far I am doing ok. And the ground has stopped feeling like a shaking airplane, which is always a good thing.

And since the last photos I posted were from Nashville, the photos here are from US-68 aka the Kentucky Scenic Byway, which leads you (on a meandering sort of route) from Nashville, Tennessee to Lexington, Kentucky.

Now I’ve got to go and read the documents for the senate meeting tomorrow, and see if my washing is done. No rest for the jetlagged!

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Bavarian sunset

Productive writing Sib was indeed productive today, and has produced 6’434 pages (I wish!?) words of notes today, and 4’432 words of actual journal article. Another day like this tomorrow, and I might actually have Monday mostly off (or, you know, time to pack and do stuff like that… .) Wouldn’t that be nice … .

I also spent too much money on tec equipment today – but now my camera has a second battery pack and I’ve got a lense cleaning device and two 8GB memory cards for it, so roll on USA!

(Five nights to go! Eeeek!)

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Some DFDF 2011 musings

The photo here shows the view from my hotel room window in Bad Salzdetfurth this weekend, a small village in the Leinebergland (Leine Uplands) in central Germany, where I spent this weekend attending and co-running the 2011 incarnation of DFDF. I had a lovely time there, and it was so good to be seeing so many lovely people again. It was definitely a weekend of good friends, good conversations and good music, and I hope everyone there had as good (or better) a time as I had, because then everyone had a fine time indeed. We also seemed to be settling into the groove of running this thing – with the first one you don’t really know what to expect, with the second one you don’t know if it’ll be like the first incarnation, but now, by number three, I think we’ve hit the groove. Steve said on Sunday that with Aquapella, the Advance Request Concert (ARC), the mix of Auction&Main Concert and the Song Sharing Hour instead of the Song Contest we’ve grown our own identity, and I agree. DFDF has a definitive shape in my head now, and I hope its a shape everyone likes.  I certainly do. :-)

While I personally didn’t make it to the Childhood Heroes hour (the lot of being on concom :-)), I’m very glad that it seemed to be so well received in the format we gave it – and I am also really happy with the way the ARC has come into its own. I thought it was great to see so many people on stage performing songs they that people love or that they don’t usually perform (or both), or to see people performing with people they would not usually perform with.

Many big thanks also go to our lovely guest of honor Rika, who really rocked both her concerts most rockously, both when doing solo songs and when accompanied by her band (see photo for proof!).

And thanks also go, of course, to our techie Volker, to everyone else who performed, and simply and equally importantly to everyone else who came to the con – without you lot we’d make a sad showing, hanging out in Bad Salzdetfurth there all by our lonesomes… . And to those of you who wanted to come to DFDF but could not make it for one reason or another – we missed you! Here’s to DFDF 2012 – we hope to see you all (back) in BASA next June!