Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Notes - Lessons of Life - The eagle has landed
When I first moved to Germany with my husband, January 1, 2001 from Chicago, with our son, I was in for a few lessons of life outside of the grand 'ole United States. What probably bothered me most personally and on a level that hit the knuckles was the music. There was almost no American or British pop music on the radio. And for a stay-at-home mom, that nearly pummeled me; instead classics of German oldies and some German pop music. And of course, TV was not better; just CNN in English, and no other English channels on cable TV.  I was miserable. Radio and TV, my only source of entertainment and comfort in a situation whereby I felt deep loneliness for creature comforts, my family, my friends and my country. Fast forward almost 19 years, we have several popular radio stations in Germany and from Austria on regular FM, that play American and British favorites, as well as a possibility for internet radio including worldwide music. And surprisingly radio stations in Italy, for example, and even South Africa are playing top American and British hits -- no longer pining for music. And with a satellite we get enough TV choices to satisfy our curiosity. And 19 years later we are still here and practically own the place with happiness and love that we moved here. Lesson: Invest in Tech Stocks.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Keep the Fire Burnin'

REO Speedwagon - official music video

Some music to cheer us up. We are Lazarett Haus.  Both of us in pain.  Accident and old age.
Wolff fractured his shoulder but is healing okay without surgery. I still have a knee brace. Hoping for a surgery soon. Plus additional aches due to old age.  

Monday, September 23, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Is U2’s Bono writing his autobiography? By Debbie McGoldrick

Is Bono planning to put pen to paper for his autobiography? Apparently the answer is yes! ... And he’s allegedly got many millions of reasons to do so.

The U2 frontman and global activist, according to the Irish Sun, “is believed to have bagged as much as €6.5million from publishers for his autobiography, which publishers promise will offer an inside view of his life and career in U2 and as a humanitarian.” No word on which publishing house nabbed the memoir…kind of strange really as Bono would be a huge get. But maybe that info will be forthcoming soon. As the world knows, Bono has a way with words. An autobiography would undoubtedly be a best-seller given the places he’s been and the people he’s dealt with as a rock star and humanitarian. The closest Bono got to putting his life story into words was in 2005, when he sat for a series of interviews for a book called Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assays. The French author, a friend of Bono’s, conducted a number of talks with Bono over several years. Bono spent time in Mexico last week at a Mexico 21st Century event. "The moral arc of the universe does not bend toward justice," he said at the gathering. "It has to be bent toward justice by people like the ones in this room, by students who go out in the streets, by people who join organizations like ONE or support (RED), or whatever it is…do not fall asleep in the comfort of your freedom." IrishCentral