Dale Eggers, we love you and miss you dearly

Mar 31st, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

Dale Eggers: Dale is a brave and fortuitous soul. Although he’s passed from this physical eden, he is sure to be watching us from the vaulted halls of heaven. While in our world, Dale was a man sure in his beliefs and devout in his faith; a loving father, caring, gentle and a modest husband who always put others before him. Throughout his full life…

Saturday the 28th Milan italy.

Mar 29th, 2009 David Berger 5 min read

Journal entry March 29th 2009: Ciao Ragazzi! Come state? Io sto bene, ma oggi é una brutta giornata. Il tempo é freddo, piove c’é anche la nebbia. Terribile. Ammalato un po’, mal di gola e anche mal di testa. Ho pensato che il tempo é il problema. Allora, ieri mi sono divertito molto, particolarmente a casa di Frank e gli amici di Valeria. Ma la…

Personal Notes

Mar 25th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

Personal Note: 2009 March 25th. I thought I’d prepared myself for this trip mentally and physically. I’d thought thoroughly of how long I’d go without seeing my family, and I’d been sure to say goodbye and spend time with each part of my life I valued most before I left. I said my goodbye preparing for a seven month journey away from friends, and more…

Mar 25th, 2009 David Berger 1 min read

Journal entry March 23rd 2009 Not much to report this week. My brother turns 24…now that’s an event worthy of an entire week’s writings. Been dancing every Tuesday and Thursday. I have found a young woman who’s company I appreciate. Nice to have company. Been practicing my Italian and filming pieces of my work for my independent study. I’ve also been collecting a pile of…

Thoughts – pensive.

Mar 20th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

Journal Summary 2009 – March 20th Equinox In the last two weeks I’ve had a bit of time to really get into work and settle into it. Specifically three things have distracted me from this bent – the departure of my friends for the U.S., Africa, and Greece…my own travel planning for May…and my continued foray into the darker areas of Milan seeking the full…

Equinox – Family reflections

Mar 20th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

Journal 2009 – March 20th Today is the equinox. And in 4 days my brother will turn 24. 22 years we’ve spent exploring this world together, 24 years of life, experience, joy, and innovation. 24 years of a path no other person could dream of having. A brilliant young man full of promise and strength, dedication and vitality. My brother is an individual, a true…

Travel plans? Any must sees? Advice?

Mar 17th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

Morning folks! I’m working on figuring out my travel schedule while backpacking from May 1st to August 6th. This schedule will rely on the use of cheap flights, student rates and the hope that visas on arrival aren’t as expensive as they look. I’d like to get an introspective look at the different cultures in the middle east through a fly by tour, revisit memories…

Ides of March

Mar 16th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

Journal entry 2009-03-15 Today is the Ides of March. March 15th 2009 – a moment in time which reaches back across ages and cultures. In Roman times, the Ides of March was a day dedicated to the Greek and Roman god and military parades were held in his honor. In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius…

Wednesday in a strange city.

Mar 11th, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

Journal March 11th 2009. A beautiful, golden rayed day, streams of gold falling into rare, glimmering pools of light and warmth. The morning was filled with bird song, beautiful Italians, and a relaxed day at work. A language which contains a passionate cantor, flowing pronunciation, and the emotion. Not bad. Tomorrow more fun at a U.N. conference. A great opportunity for some neat information. After…

Giola 69

Mar 8th, 2009 David Berger 1 min read

Journal entry for March 08, 2009 Today is international women’s day celebrated here in Italy by a small march and the giving of flowers. It’s an awfully nice thought to have a holiday celebrating the wonder of women… I love Italy more and more each day! Last night was an extremely interesting experience. First I went to the birthday party of a colleague at the…