Monthly Archives: September 2004

A melancholy moment

After work yesterday, I stopped in at a jewelry shop on a big shopping street, to inspect their collection of gold charms. Although I do this on every trip to Vienna, I can never remember the word for charms. And … Continue reading

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The case of the jay-walking nun

Yesterday I was waiting for the streetcar at a busy intersection, on my way to work. It was cold and rainy, and the streets and sidewalks were slick. Some background: Austria is about 99.9% Roman Catholic, and you see a … Continue reading

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