Guten morgen. Although where you are it's still probably nacht. It's 7:45 AM at the moment here in Berlin. I think that's 10:45 PM in Los Angeles.
I'm not quite sure all that's happening in the world. I do see a few things on the Internet thing, and have caught a few minutes of CNN International and the BBC. But for the most part, I get my news from Die Welt, the morning Berlin newspaper the hotel delivers to my toom reach day. (Mind you, I'm always wary about starting my day where the first bit of news is "Die.") The headline yesterday was, "Syrien: Putins Geste in Richtung Obama." So, I'm guessing action in Syria is still up in the air (no pun intended), and Russia is chiming in.
Also, a big headline is "Skandal um Organvergabe weitet sich aus." So, something clearly isn't good for someone." But then that's probably true about most news stories.
By the way, typing on a public keyboard is always a challenge and sloooow here, because they use a different one than is used in the U.S., and I have to keep going back to fix typos. Here's what it's like without correcting errors (relentlessly) --
Mz daz ahead is prettz much up in the air I think. Itäs the first daz that the convention officiallz opens, so 'Here goes,' as thez saz. I#ll be wandering the various halls, and the general public is let in ßß perhaps all daz, but I think itäs at noon. When that happens, it#s like a yoo.
So, there zou have it. Iäll get back to zou soon...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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