A scene from a sci-fi movie

It was true. We ended up surprise camping in a beautiful place. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the place unbeknownst to us, but that others ensured us would be great, was indeed a quite idyllic and beautiful town. But something felt off. Wherever we went there were crowds of unmasked tourists. It was a scene thatContinue reading “A scene from a sci-fi movie”

They said it would be pretty…

This afternoon we drove off to the West, and to be honest, I don’t have a clue exactly where we are. I just drove as my wife gave me instructions, later followed by our loyal companion Google Maps. We’re now on some campsite. Because we arrived late and immediately brought our boy to bed, weContinue reading “They said it would be pretty…”

Stop thinking, start writing

Prologue One should not have Zoom meetings all day. Geez, that messes up your head. I have been staring at a screen since 8AM this morning, and only briefly stopped to grab a bite and bring my son to bed after lunch. I have been outside (at 5.30PM) to water my tomatoes. That’s when youContinue reading “Stop thinking, start writing”

Every review these days

I have now reviewed “A fantastic manuscript that contains A LOT of new data and is in pretty decent shape for a first submission” by Author et al. and have read it with great interest. The design is novel and the concept is interesting. However, I do have some major comments, followed by some specificContinue reading “Every review these days”

I almost thought I had lost her

Relationships come and go. I have experienced this over the past few years all too clearly. I have ‘lost’ friendships over the past decade that I thought I would never lose. Friends I spoke to and saw every day less than a decade ago now don’t even know I have a kid, and even haveContinue reading “I almost thought I had lost her”

At least we saw some pretty bugs

Today we’re in the horribly named Gungoldinger Wacholderheide. I bumped into this nature conservation area about an hour north from here recently, while I was checking out a list of nature conservation areas in Bavaria. I’ve noticed that although agriculture dominates everything here, the nature conservation areas are generally quite worthy of visitation. This specificContinue reading “At least we saw some pretty bugs”

They said take it slow

I think I deserve a short post today. I have just collected my second dose of BioNtech/Pfizer at the end of this afternoon. The doctor told me to take it slow, as the second shot often gives a bigger blow. No alcohol, no sports, sleep well, drink a lot of water. So far, so good.Continue reading “They said take it slow”