Monthly Archives: September 2012


It’s Friday, late afternoon.  Hmm, should I try to go to the opera this evening?  If I hurry, I have just enough time to pack a book (maybe it’s time for another re-read of The Fellowship of the Ring), sandwich, and camera … Continue reading

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Week 2

It’s 8:45 p.m., and Rachel and I are hovering over the final touches on a late supper.  It’s been a full day.  I trained (i.e., took a train) down to Mödling by 7:30 for visa paperwork and then hurried back … Continue reading

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Willkommen in Wien! (Welcome to Vienna!)

Wednesday afternoon I arrived safe and sound in Vienna, despite delays in Knoxville, Newark, and Frankfurt.  My new roommate, Rachel Olney, met me at the airport, and a half-hour train ride brought us to our apartment.  After a welcome dinner, … Continue reading

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