Archive for September, 2011

A Beautiful Letter From Aunt Clara

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

This is the last of my articles on my recent visit to relatives in Germany. There has been a lot of interest in these articles and a lot of informed comments. Germany has a lot of problems just like the rest of the world and of course our own county. While there is a lot to like in present day Germany, there is no (more…)

Your MLGW Utility Bill

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Things That Affect Your MLGW Utility Bill

Shelby County had the courage to make changes in their pension plan. The City of Memphis has promised to change their plan. It is time also for the MLGW to change their plan and here are the three main things that need to be changed. 


The Bridge at Remagen

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

On my recent trip to Germany I visited my German relatives in Bad Honnef which is just down the Rhine river from Remagen. Many of you older readers are probably familiar with the 1969 movie “The Bridge at Remagen” starring George Segal, Ben Gazzara and Robert Vaughn. In the movie the Americans (more…)

Recycling In Germany

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

 There was a lot of interest in my thoughts about a recent trip to Germany. I appreciated the responses.

Here are some further reflections and thoughts about ideas that I got on the (more…)

A Visit To Germany

Monday, September 12th, 2011

My emails and website ( have taken a two week vacation as my wife, my daughter, my son in law and I have been visiting relatives in various parts of Germany.

Germany is a beautiful and prosperous country and is the cornerstone of a somewhat shaky European union.