When I was a kid, anticipating Christmas brought almost as much pleasure as the day itself. List making, tree trimming, shaking and squeezing packages while guessing the contents rivaled opening the gifts on December 25. As an adult, something similar happens when I book a big trip. Learning about my travel destination and understanding the… Continue reading How art and research boost the pleasure of a big trip
Bikes in Berlin
Who rides bikes in and around Berlin? Girls with glasses. Grannies with gray hair. Men in suits. Women in hats and gloves. Even the mail carrier makes deliveries using a bright yellow bike.
A tale of two Berlins
Berlin is a city with two distinct personalities. One Berlin is a multi-ethnic, multilingual, cosmopolitan hipster that embraces new ideas, artistic expression, and is a descendant of the Age of the Enlightenment. The other Berlin is a repentant old prisoner.