Does this kind of photo look familiar? Does the pleasing scenery evoke feelings of yearning for travel as you stare at it longingly, wondering where it is and when you might be able to visit it? Have you realized that you can barely remember what it feels like to pack a suitcase? Yeah, same here.
After more than a year of enduring this global crisis, we are all most likely saturated with news about COVID-19. It seems like we can’t go one day without hearing something about the vaccines, the masks, or the virus itself. We’ve even got a couple of new mutations of the virus keeping our ears full. So, I decided that yet another post about the coronavirus would be welcome. I am writing this post as we enter our third full lockdown here in Potsdam.
Continue reading “Experiencing the Pandemic in Germany (so far)”
I hopped on to this site today in order to renew my domain subscription, and I thought that I would write a quick post about a thought I had within the past few weeks.
Continue reading “Embracing Contradictions”
To no one’s surprise, I will be spending most of the next few weeks much the same as I have spent the past few: holed up in my apartment. This means, among other things, that I have lots of time to work on personal projects, such as this blog. I have a lot of topics in mind for future posts, and this period of sheltering in place will allow me to work on them as inspiration comes, which I hope will be very helpful for my productivity here. But first, I feel that it is most pertinent for me to write a little about what we are experiencing at the moment.
Continue reading “Checking In”
Happy Sunday, everyone! Almost everything is closed today, which provides Kyle and myself with a blessed opportunity to take a break. Things have been near non-stop since we arrived, although this last week has not been as fast-paced as the first week was. Ready for a recap? Let’s go!
Continue reading “We Made It, and We’re Making It!”
On June 15th, 2019, my partner Kyle and I had a small but beautiful wedding ceremony followed by a jubilant reception. It was an incredible day that we will never forget, but to us, the story behind it is just as dear and memorable.
Continue reading “Our Homegrown Wedding”
Before I get back into posting regularly, I want to lay some things out about the what-how-why of this blog. Another mini-update is at the end.
Continue reading “Statement of Purpose”
(Bonus mini update on life included 😀 )
The time has come to change the name of my blog! This is happening for several reasons:
- I never really liked “GermanLyon” very much to begin with, and
- I am returning to Germany this fall (!!!) and I feel that with this new chapter, a new title is appropriate, and
- possibly the biggest driver of all, I GOT MARRIED!! 😀
Continue reading “Blog Name Change Update!”
The bus ride from Prague to Munich is roughly 6 hours long, and we crammed in as much sleep as we could during the trip. We arrived in Munich at about 5am, and as the day’s festival wasn’t set to start until about 2pm, we headed out to our pre-determined napping spot.
Continue reading “Rockavaria”
Some time in April, my friend and fellow metal fan Diane (with whom I attended a LoG/CoB show in November) and I discovered that Iron Maiden, a legendary power metal band from the UK, would be playing at a festival called Rockavaria in Munich, Bavaria, in May. After realizing that tickets were not only still available, but were also incredibly reasonably priced, we began making plans.
Continue reading “28 hours in Prague”
If you follow, or rather, have been wanting to follow my blog, then you have probably noticed that I have been silent for exactly one year now.
Continue reading “Excuses”