Occasional musings, Geistesblitze, photos, drawings etc. by a "resident alien", who has landed on American soil from a far-away planet called "Germany".

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Travels Along the New England Coast

A collection of photos from the last 15 years—jetsam and flotsam from numerous trips and vacations. (I recommend hitting the View Fullscreen button on the right!)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Word of the Month: Schmierfink

A Schmierfink is a close relative of a Schmutzfink, whom we have already encountered (WoM Nov. 2010). Schmieren means to "smear," "daub," or "spread messily." A Schmierfink may do this literally by disfiguring a wall with graffiti or figuratively by spreading false accusations in print, like yellow journalists do.

[Source: Wild Things in the German Language: Kindle version | iBooks version]