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Lonesome Wolf in Austria

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

In ten days I will have been in Austria for a month.  I am officially a resident of Weitra Stadt, I have a bank account and real bank card, I have and am presently wearing authentic leather pants, and I can tell the shop keepers that I’m just looking, though it may take me a […]

Austria: Two Weeks and Then Some

Friday, April 8th, 2011

  I’ve been here in Austria for a little more than 2 weeks.  That’s what I might consider the appropriate length of time for a vacation if I were a fine working businessman type person.  This would be the vacation that makes me quit my job.  Thank goodness this is my real life and not […]

Keep on Running

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Although I’ve only been here a week, I can’t help but find myself wondering, “is this where I belong?  Will I stay here?  What if I get a work visa and can stay indefinitely?  Will I want that?  Will I do it?” I love Austria, but I have to keep in mind that it is […]

First Week in Austria

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

So.  Has the Austrian Apple lost its schein?  No.  Not hardly.   What did I do today?  Well  I woke up at 7 AM, probably a few minutes after most of my loved ones at home went to sleep for the night.  I have been waking up every day minutes before my alarm.  I have […]

Austria: Arriving and Starting to Settling In

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

It’s taken me until the 3rd night here in Austria before I have done so much as even attempted to figure out how the converters work for me to plug in my laptop.  Luckily, I don’t need to buy any new cables, even for appliances with 3 prongs, while the European plugs only have two […]

Cardboard Wings

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Birdlips – Cardboard Wings Yesterday’s fallen rain for tomorrow’s rising steam And I am sealed inside this vessel somewhere in between Behind the hissing frigid air, behind the sheets of metal My throat is caught on a cluster of knots and my heart has nowhere to settle I stuff some things in bags in the […]