On the Road: Zürich 

Last weekend, my visiting friend and I went to Zürich.  What a lovely city!  Despite not speaking any German, the two of us did just fine with big smiles and plenty of apologies as we went. The weather was beautiful, so we made sure to take advantage of walking along the rivers and lake! Thankfully,…

On the Road: Lavaux, Montreux, Chillon

For two weeks, I have a friend here visiting me. We met ten years ago, so after the past several months of being apart, it’s really great to see her again! I’ll be posting a few times to share pictures from our adventures. Last week, we went on a walk in Lavaux.  After getting hot and…

Christmastime is Here!

At our church Christmas party yesterday, I watched the four candles flickering up front and reflected on all the candles Alice and her mom had in their homes …

Zibelemärit (Bern)

Held on the fourth Monday in November, the Zibelemärit brings tons of onions, crafts, and seasonal food to downtown Bern. What more can you want from a festival?

Verdun

This weekend, I went to Verdun, France with some classmates and professors. The village is surrounded by World War I battlefields, with reconstructed trenches, tunnels, and a fortified citadel. Thanks to a great group of students, good food, and some very knowledgeable professors and tour guides, the trip was . . . what word can…

Photographic Interlude: Milan

You know that odd feeling you get when you wake up in the middle of the night in a strange place? At first, you think you’re back home in your own bed. Something small shatters that image—perhaps an unusual slant of light or the way the bed is turned. For an instant, you want nothing more than to be home …