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2017-01-02 12:25 am

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2016-09-29 05:28 pm

This...

... is a test. This is only a test.
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2016-01-14 10:26 pm

Friends Only

Pretty much everything on my LJ is friendslocked - feel free to get in touch if you want to friend me (I don't bite). :-)
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2013-06-03 11:34 pm

The Year of the Flood


The Week of the Flood


hochwasser01

The DGfA conference in Erlangen was a fab mixture of interenting panels & workshops and meeting up with smart and nice and wonderful people, and as it was a work thing and I spent my time doing conference-y things I have almost no photos at all from my time in the south (except for some few ones from Bamberg, to which city a conference excursion was offered - and one or two of Erlangen itself, taken when walking to and fro between locations etc). All those photos, however, are on the flash card in my camera, and will thus show up here, if ever, then at some later date.

For now I bring you two snapshots taken with my phone, from the train, on my way back north. Which, on account of the tremendous amount of flooding that's taking place in Southern Germany right now (the flood tide in Passau has reached a staggering 12+ meters - too high for the measuring instruments to work any longer), was more of an adventure than I thought it'd be when I booked the train ticket, weeks ago. For a while it looked as if I would not even get out of Erlangen at all, as waters had gotten dangerously close to the tracks on a railway bridge - there were literally no trains arriving in or departing from Erlangen station for about an hour this morning - and then once bridge stability was (I presume) determined as being solid enough for trains to pass over it, my ICE train drove past flooded fields and roads and houses and cities for, literally, hours. The carriage I was in was about 2/3 full, and everyone was looking out the windows and being very very quiet and somber and pensive and also a bit shocked.

I did not take any photos of people standing in their water-logged backyards or on their roofs or on their water-logged cars or ... I could have, as we saw them all, but I ... you know, sensationalist photography is not something I want to be doing. So here are two photos that show you how close the water was to the train tracks, without making a spectacle of any poor folks affected by the flooding.

(In Flensburg, when I finally made it here at 9pm, and after four days of relentless rain during the conference and this bleak return trip, the sun was shining.)

hochwasser02
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2012-01-28 11:48 pm
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flist cleanup

Hey y'all,

I've done a bit of a friendslist cleanup - if we don't interact on here and/or if you don't post much or ever (or we don't interact and you post a lot) and/or we never met in person and/or if I am also following you on dreamwidth, chances are I just deleted you from my friendslist ... nothing personal, but I only have so much time to keep up with this thing here, and ... you know ... stuff. If you want back on, holler! (Though all I really do is cross-post my blog entries these days, and they're all public anyway).

I was quite uncertain who some of the people on my flist actually are, since most of you go by names that aren't your real ones ... which is fine, but might have meant I deleted you by mistake. So, as I said - holler! (And: sorry!)

If you're still on and you post on dreamwidth and here, then I am probably going to remove you in the next couple of days, unless you let me know that you'd rather be followed here than there - I am trying to keep up with both, but reading things twice is not productive. So, just so you know!

Also, I think you're all fine people, really and truly - we just didn't intersect all that much, so it's nothing personal, just a case of parallel rather than intersecting lives... .


Also, if you want to defriend me: go ahead, no hard feelings (ok, except if we're good friends, then I would definitely be somewhat bewildered and worried [lets be honest here])!!!

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2011-08-11 11:11 am

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2011-08-11 11:11 am

Friends only.



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2011-04-26 09:17 pm

Late, late to the party

Originally published at Gethe and Goth. You can comment here or there.

Late, late to the party (2011)

I had turned
my face, my ears, away
from music for a long time.
Tuned myself away,
too far to hear your melodies;
your harmonies; your song.

Now here/hear then these words, all I can craft in return,
obscure black pixels on glowing screens
the most imperfect reply.

Still:
if answers you’re looking for, out here,
if answers should find you,
if you ever come by here,
these seven (#7) (for a secret) then are mine (never told):
I’m very sorry;
I hope you’re well.
I wish you all the best, should you find this.
And should you never find this -
well, my wishes stand,
(have stood),
just the same, in the silence.
Take care -
(‘ -, Friend.’ Robin Hood would say fondly, were [s]he allowed).

sibylle: (Default)
2011-04-26 09:17 pm

Late, late to the party

Originally published at Gethe and Goth. You can comment here or there.

Late, late to the party (2011)

I had turned
my face, my ears, away
from music for a long time.
Tuned myself away,
too far to hear your melodies;
your harmonies; your song.

Now here/hear then these words, all I can craft in return,
obscure black pixels on glowing screens
the most imperfect reply.

Still:
if answers you’re looking for, out here,
if answers should find you,
if you ever come by here,
these seven (#7) (for a secret) then are mine (never told):
I’m very sorry;
I hope you’re well.
I wish you all the best, should you find this.
And should you never find this -
well, my wishes stand,
(have stood),
just the same, in the silence.
Take care -
(‘ -, Friend.’ Robin Hood would say fondly, were [s]he allowed).