Monthly Archives: October 2013

Reformation Day II

Today is Reformation Day. It was on this day 496 years ago that Martin Luther attached his list of issues to the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

This year I decided to post a few more pictures and facts to go along with the post that I wrote last year. You can read that post by clicking on the following link: Reformation Day

Luther Haus - Eisenach, Germany - Reformation Day - Cotta Family - Wartburg

The picture above shows the sign hanging from the Lutherhaus in Eisenach, Germany. When he was in school he boarded with the Cotta family and today the house has been turned into a museum.

Wartburg, Eisanach, Germany, Martin Luther, Reformation Day, October 31

Eisenach is also where you will find the Wartburg. This is where Luther hid out for several years from Pope Leo X who excommunicated him.

Wartburg, Martin Luther, Reformation Day, Eisenach, Germany

In my post from last year I showed the room where he stayed while at Wartburg.

If you visit my post, Anker Wartburg, you will see pictures of a Wartburg model made with Ankerstein.

Luther grabplatte - St. Michael Church, Jena, German - Lucas Cranach - Henry Zeigler - Reformation Day

I have also seen the original bronze grave plate that was commissioned for the grave of Martin Luther. The transportation of the grave plate to Wittenberg was held up by the Schmalkaldic War and ended up in the St. Michael church in Jena, Germany.

The grave plate was made by Henry Zeigler who was a bell maker in Erfurt, Germany. The image was modeled after a painting of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Someday I would like to go back to Germany and see the church in Wittenberg where Luther posted his list and where he was later buried.

I am sure that there will be a lot of door knocking tonight, but probably not any lists attached to them.


Nerd Party

Have you ever been to a Nerd Party?

Think Halloween costume party, but with a nerdy twist.

Years ago I was invited to a Nerd Party in Missouri. I think enough time has passed to share a few pictures from it. The participants will remain anonymous, unless someone comments 😉

This was long before The Big Bang Theory. I am sure that if a Nerd Party was held today that someone would come dressed as Sheldon and Amy. Last year I went to a Costume Party where there was a couple dressed as Sheldon and Amy.

Nerd Party - Pocket Protector - Brainman engineering - costume party - Halloween

Here is what got my mind wandering toward the Nerd Party. While working on The Case of the Missing Book, I ran across this pocket protector that I wore as part of my costume for the Nerd Party.

I should have taken a picture instead of just putting it on the glass of the scanner. The quality of the pictures are not the best, but they were taken long ago and in a dimly lit gymnasium.

Nerd Party - Costume Party - Nerd Costume - Kid Costumes - Halloween Party

We had a bunch of kids at the party and they had some really cool costumes. What a bunch of nerds.

Nerd Party - Costume Party - Star Trek Costumes - Halloween Costumes

I decided to extract out the four brothers who were wearing Star Trek costumes. I have already sent the picture to the oldest 🙂

Nerd Party Costumes - Nerds - Father and Son Nerds - Halloween Costume Party

Here we have a picture of a nerd instructing his son on how to be a better nerd. It is also a good segue to the next picture.

Nerd Party - Costume Party - Nerds - Halloween Costume Party - Halloween Alternative

Here we have a picture with most of the men who were at the party. I look really short in this picture, and I am only a little more than an inch shy of six feet tall. I just had a lot of tall friends.

To the right of me in the picture (my left) is the father of the four brothers who were wearing Star Trek uniforms. They had a family theme going.

I also have a picture of the women in their costumes, but know better than to post it. I might get hunted down.

Keep an eye out for my post tomorrow. I will be writing another post about Reformation Day.