20 thoughts on “Serendipity Strasse”

  1. jack, hope all is well and you are just sleeping in. 

    not finding your usual and delightful sunday choice, this serendipitous find from a june day in 2014 in nuremberg will have to suffice for this august day on the trail 7 eventful years later.

  2. PatD – Wonderful!   Imagine if everyone could play an instrument. Support the arts in public schools.
    I, too, hope Jack just overslept. 

    Jamie – There’s a lot less of “with the love and joy of Jesus,” than in the past. It’s odd when folks identify as being Christian, but ignore the part about loving their neighbor.

  3. Pat thanks for covering for me.
    Just old age and forgetfulness is my only excuse.  I even had something picked out. But my computer decided to take an hour to upgrade the software, then a neighbor stopped by and then I just went to bed. 
    Again thanks and sorry I forgot to get back to the computer.

  4. for FSU ‘noles fans, bye bye bobby bowden, he who changed the “half-ass-you” jeers to warpath chants that rocked football fields.

    Bobby Bowden, who made Florida State a perennial football powerhouse, dies at 91 – The Washington Post

    Trick plays became a signature of Mr. Bowden’s high-scoring, thrill-a-minute offenses. His strategic deployment of players on defense helped him build Florida State, where he coached from 1976 until being pushed into retirement in 2009, from an also-ran into a force in the college football world.
    Mr. Bowden’s most famous trick play came on Sept. 18, 1988, against South Carolina’s Clemson University.
    The game was tied at 21 with 1:31 remaining in the fourth quarter. Florida State faced fourth and four from its own 21-yard line. Across football, seemingly every coach at every level knows that the proper thing to do is punt. Not Mr. Bowden. He ordered a fake punt, which surprised even his own players. It worked. Safety LeRoy Butler carried the ball for 78 yards to set up the winning field goal. The play became known as the “Puntrooskie.”
    But all the creative play-calling in the world wouldn’t have mattered if Mr. Bowden hadn’t recruited players capable of executing those plays. More than 150 of his players went on to be drafted by NFL teams, and three have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    During a 44-year head coaching career, Mr. Bowden won two national championships and was officially credited with 377 victories, the fourth most in college football history. Mr. Bowden was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006, when he was still active as a coach.

  5. and before arrows of scorn are loosed with what about the controversies over disrespect of native americans, here’s a burb on the

    Relationship with the Seminole Tribe of Florida

    For more than seven decades, Florida State has worked closely, side by side, with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The relationship, built on respect, is so mutually supportive that in 2005 the tribe — which rarely puts such things in writing — took an unprecedented, historic step with a public declaration of support. The Seminole Tribe invited the university president at that time, T.K. Wetherell, to Big Cypress Reservation to receive a written resolution from the Tribal Council affirming its enthusiastic support for the university’s use of the Seminole name, logos and images. Subsequently, Chief Jerry Haney of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma also publicly stated his support.

    The council’s action was recognition of Florida State’s continued collaboration with the tribe to 1) include prominent participation by tribal members in many of the university’s most meaningful events, and 2) seek advice and direction to ensure tribal imagery is authentic. The university continues to welcome these opportunities to expose our students, faculty, staff and alumni to the Seminoles’ history and traditions and reflects what we value as an institution — multiculturalism and diversity. In return, the Seminoles’ culture and lore are kept alive.

    There are a number of examples that illustrate this collaboration:

    Florida State does not have a mascot. Instead, we have the honor of calling ourselves “Seminoles” in admiration of the only Native American tribe never conquered by the U.S. Government.

    FSU students, alumni, faculty and staff know what an honor it is to be selected as the student to portray “Osceola,” a great Seminole warrior, who rides the Appaloosa horse “Renegade” during football games. To be chosen, the student must maintain excellent grades and be of good character. The clothing he wears depicting Osceola is sewn by the women of the Seminole Tribe.

    Image result for fsu renegade horse

  6. ‘Like a Mob’: Prosecutors Look at Trump’s Ice Rink Man, Barry Weisselberg (thedailybeast.com)

    “It’s all about control. The apartment, the car, the parking garage, the tuition, your vacations, your life, really,” Jennifer Weisselberg told The Daily Beast. “You’re embedded with them. You’re indebted to them… when you work there, you end up doing crimes.”
    “You’re stuck. It’s like a mob. It all stays quiet because they end up owning you,” she said.


    also at dailybeast today

    Anti-Vax Radio Host Who Called Fauci a ‘Power Tripping Lying Freak’ Dies of COVID (thedailybeast.com)


    On his deathbed, Dick Farrel changed his tune, telling his friends to get vaccinated.

  7. Dick Farrel, considering how many people he likely dissuaded from getting vaccinated, his passing makes the world a little bit better today. He better hope there’s no god or he’s fucked. 

  8. Luckily no relation to Perry Ferrel (his name is a pun, patd, get it?)

    Here’s some Jane’s for the trip, Dick✌️

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