You’re welcome!

It’s been rough. Covid, stay at home orders, record unemployment, riots and for good measure inflammatory rhetoric from the White House making things ever worse. It is enough for one to easily sink into abject despair, if it were not for the little routine habits and quirky hobbies we have. My other half has gotten […]

Where in the world is Sonneberg?

Sonneberg, a small town of about 20,000 souls, calls itself the “Weltspielzeugstadt”! Loosely translated it would mean “The World’s Toy Capital”. Quite a boast for a town of that size, but, as we shall find out, there is indeed some merit to this extravagant claim.  The town is on the southern edge of the “Thuringian […]

A visit to InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Germany (Part One)

Every other year Berlin, Germany hosts the purportedly largest railroad industry exhibition in the world: InnoTrans. There the railroad industry displays its newest and best it has to offer: Be it new locomotives or something as mondain as rail clips. It appears that 2016 was another banner year for the show. According to the Berlin Messe […]

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