To Belgium and Back Again

Yesterday, the sun was shining and the temperature was in the upper 40s. It was practically spring. So we hopped in the car and headed to the Aachener Stadtforst, a bit of forest and paths that wind around next to the border with Belgium:   There were still bits of snow hiding in the piles … Continue reading To Belgium and Back Again

New Habits

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. They never work. You get all excited for a few weeks about the big changes you’re going to make, and then the initial motivation wears down, you veer off track, and you only remember those resolutions when you’re getting ready to make new ones a year later. I … Continue reading New Habits

A Summer Day

Yesterday, it finally stopped raining for more than ten minutes, and the temperature rocketed to a balmy 73 degrees. Seriously, I can handle the rain (especially knowing about the drought in other parts of the world), but low temperatures are making this July decidedly not summery. To celebrate a comfortably warm evening, we took a … Continue reading A Summer Day