An incredible language and our trip to Suomi.

Finnish that is. Anybody who thinks German is a difficult tongue to learn, ought to try their luck at Finnish. Finnish is reportedly quite a logical language, but the logic of 15 cases escapes me. I had a hard enough time in my youth dealing with only the four cases in my native German. I […]

Ag taisteal in Éirinn ag Traenach Part 2

In yesterday’s blog entry I made reference to my changing the blog platform from Squarespace to WordPress.com There had been some minor hiccups, mostly due to my lack of computer savvy. Now however, it seems that things are coming along nicely with the new platform. I am no longer concerned about Pat’s Irish travel essay […]

Ag taisteal in Éirinn ag Traenach

Well, that got your attention, didn’t it? Let me explain. One of our neighbors just recently embarked on a trip to Ireland. Like everybody around our neighborhood, she is well aware of my fascination with railroads. She even brings a cake in the shape of a train to our block party! Now that is neighborly! […]

A new automobile and a new adventure.

My friend Michael in London, he of “macfilos” fame, got himself another car. Again! Being the camera aficionado that he is, he also had acquired the new Sony RX 100 VI fairly recently. A bit of a surprise to me, because Michael is very partial to Leica cameras and publishes a blog (the aforementioned macfilos.com) […]

Rails Around London

I finally managed to edit and sort the videos from my latest trip to London. Admittedly it’s a bit of a hodge podge, but nonetheless for me it was great fun. Be it underground trains, trams or express trains, as long as it is steel wheel on steel rail, I like it.  There were however […]