Photo Daily: Writing at Cafe Adler, Berlin

    Before there were laptops, at least of the weight and battery life you could easily travel with. Long before smartphones. Before blogs. Before any of that, I always traveled with a little spiral notepad. I love to write when I’m traveling. Only the tools I use have evolved. I remember during one month-long trip, I …

Photo Daily: Café Adler, Berlin

  It was only a few years after the Berlin Wall came down. Café Adler was a little coffee shop, across the street from the infamous Checkpoint Charlie, one of the main crossing points between the old East and West Germany. The, YOU ARE LEAVING THE AMERICAN SECTOR sign, in multiple languages, was still in place, even …

Photo Daily: If You See Her, Say Hello from Berlin

  I was in Berlin for a screening of a film I edited that was being shown as part of the Berlin Underground Film Festival. It was 1995 and only a few years since the Berlin Wall came down. Plenty of evidence of that still everywhere. But Berlin has a strong heart and the people …

Hope for the Future

Today I spent a couple of hours with CSPAN, catching up on two important speeches/news conferences of Barack Obama in Europe. The first was a speech he gave in Berlin on Thursday in front of the Victory Column and crowd of 200,000. There in the Tiergarten where I had walked and photographed 13 years ago …

Writing elsewhere

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing. I was having lunch with a producer friend of mine the other day and we were trading stories and after I finished one of my recent tales, he paused for a minute and said, “You really need to …