Chris Abraham

Friday, April 30, 2010

Yet Another Photo of Zan Drinking a Pils in Berlin

Drinks with Zan at Altes Europa in Mitter Berlin

Here's the beer menu.

Zandria Sips Her First German Pils

Here's the lovely and charismatic Miss Zandria @followzan as she enjoys her first Radeberger Pils at Altes Europa in Mitte, Berlin.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Maybe Chris in Korean

A Mustachioed Man for Esther

We're thinking of you, Esther Roman :)

My Awesome New Mug

From this awesome store in Mitte, -- Neue Shönhauser Straße 18, 10178 Berlin

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Qik - More Café Zosch mit Meinen Freunden in Berlin by Chris Abraham

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is finally getting the official memorial he deserves

At a time when kids consider gun-toting athletes and cracked-out celebrities heroes and role models, it’s refreshing to hear that a true hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is finally getting the official memorial he deserves.  Abraham Harrison’s client, the Washington D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial Foundation, is pushing for the last few million dollars needed to finish the project.
Over $106 million of the $120 million has been raised through corporate support as well as private donations from us ordinary folk.  The Foundation has devised some creative and easy ways to add your contribution including an MLK Toolbar that donates $.05 for every search you perform using the toolbar.
To find out more about the history of the Memorial, its on-going construction and ways to donate here:
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Berliner Schnauze

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stem Cell Therapy to Cure Type 1 Diabetes in Adults

Diabetes exacts its toll on many Americans, young and old. For years, researchers have painstakingly dissected this complicated disease caused by the destruction of insulin producing islet cells of the pancreas. Despite progress in understanding the underlying disease mechanisms for diabetes, there is still a paucity of effective therapies. For years investigators have been making slow, but steady, progress on experimental strategies for pancreatic transplantation and islet cell replacement. Now, researchers have turned their attention to adult stem cells that appear to be precursors to islet cells and embryonic stem cells that produce insulin. From Curing Diabetes with Stem Cell Therapy Resources:
Stem cells, directed to differentiate into specific cell types, offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat diseases including Alzheimer’s diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Professor Alan Trounson has highlighted research that has transformed human embryonic stem cells into insulin-producing cells to treat diabetes in mice. He says the technique could work equally with humans. "I do think we’ll get a cure to diabetes," he said.

Stem cells are the essential cellular building blocks that allow the body to regenerate new cells and repair tissue. Scientists are investigating the therapeutic potential of both embryonic and adult stem cells as a research tool to better understand-and develop treatments for-diseases that affect over 100 million Americans in their lifetime, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other debilitating conditions.

Stem cell therapy aimed at restoring blood flow to damaged limbs in people with diabetes has shown promise, according to UK company ReNeuron. Diabetics using stem-cell therapy have been able to stop taking insulin injections for the first time, after their bodies started to produce the hormone naturally again.

A handful of people with type 1 diabetes have been able to survive without insulin shots for more than two-and-a-half years, on average, after having their own blood stem cells removed and reimplanted through intravenous injection, U.S. and Brazilian researchers reported Tuesday.

The study involved the use of a technique called "autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation" or AHST for short. This type of treatment has been used to treat other autoimmune diseases successfully. Previous trials have shown that moderate suppression of the immune system in newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes patients can stop the further loss of beta cells and reduce the need for supplemental insulin.

Pancreatic islet cell transplantation and particularly stem cell-based therapies have a huge potential to restore glucose control in patients with diabetes, without risk of serious hypoglycemic adverse effects associated with insulin therapy, and safety issues of other anti-diabetes treatments.

In Australia, and many other countries around the world, stem cell therapy is only approved to treat blood disorders such as leukemia. Whilst research is moving rapidly and showing great promise, the use of any type of stem cell as a therapy for diseases like type 1 diabetes is still firmly classed as experimental. This doesn’t mean these therapies won’t work, just that scientists and clinicians have deemed there isn’t enough data available to demonstrate patient safety as well as a long term benefit.

Hopes have been raised of a new treatment to free thousands of diabetes sufferers from the burden of daily insulin injections. Scientists revealed findings of a study which shows that 15 young patients with type one diabetes overcame their dependence on insulin after being treated with their own stem cells.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Kaffeemitte is a Favorite Place in Berlin

Einen Grossen Kaffee von Kaffeemitte in Berlin

I get this every day for €2,40, zum mitnehmen, that I don't need to order it any more. I guess I am a regular.

My Favorite Barista / Kellner

The Best Seat in the House at Kaffeemitte

All The Papers to Read

They have all of the newspapers, auf Deutsch, to read splayed out on the tables. When I finally learn to read German well I will read my morning news at Kaffeemitte.

Being Pre-Nostalgic About Goethe Berlin Kaffeepause

Not Many Goethe Berlin Kaffeepausen Left

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mark Harrison's Letterpress Business Card

You like?

Friday, April 16, 2010

German Civics Lesson at Goethe-Institut Berlin

More German Civics Lesson from the Goethe-Institut Berlin

Thursday, April 15, 2010

KawecoSport expands to a full-length fountain pen

It is pretty gorgeous and then shrings down to the size small enough to fit at the bottom of my jeans pocket.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Gorgeous New Letterpress Business Cards

Do you like this?

Let me know if you approve of this and I will have it done.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

OMP - Orchestre Miniature in the Park - Berlin

Elisabeth King Jamming with OMP in Berlin

What's With the Green Jelly?

Is that my soul? Is that a ghost? Am I possessed by Cnidariæ?

Off to Dance in the Rain

Shall I do the Bahn or the Bike?

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Taking DB Regional Instead

Taking the S-Bahn to and from Shönefeld is a pain in my bum so I am loaded on the local regional train to Berlin-Hauptbahnhof, my home station, with zero transfers -- so, hopefully is all work smoothly and swimmingly -- the train is already "zwanzig Minuten" late, which is terribly un-German. Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed, though my hotel was very nice. By the way, it costs the same fare to go from Flughaven Berlin-Shönefeld to Berlin-Hauptbahnhof via DB Regional with zero transfers as it does to take the S-Bahn to Ostkreutz and then transfer once to get to Hbf: €2.80: toll!

I like London; ich liebe Berlin

Always Buy a Priority Pass for RyanAir

I arrived super-early and paid £5 to get a priority pass from an air hostess sitting on a bench around the gates. Very odd but I scored an exit row and have plenty of space this time. I should have bought several. Oh well. I don't fancy anyway.

Espresso and The Girl Who Played with Fire

At the airport years early. All is well. Trying to fortify myself with coffee and calm myself with some Stieg Larsson (RIP) and maybe activate a UK SIM. Maybe not. Should have done that before coming. Oh well. All went well.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium III) by Stieg Larsson

Be jealous my American friends! ;)


Really a Glorious day Outside London, UK


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

OK. I have landed safe and sound

Here I am leaning towards sleep at Hotel De Vere Venues Hunton Park
Address Essex Lane, Watford, Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley, Watford, WD4 8PN, United Kingdom, Phone+441923261511, Fax+442084841659

The Homeward London Taxi

Someone told me that l'Escargot is in Soho, London. There are a metric bazillion people here but I am in this taxi home to The Grove. £60 for the 4 of us.

Our Canadian Overlords Mug For "Fotos"

Le Souper est Fini

C'etait très bien!

Dinner at L'Escargot in London

48 Greek Street, London, W1D 4EF

Taking the Brands Party Bus to Dinner in London

Self-Portrait with Ghosts Outside London

At the Grove London's Country Estate Chandler's Cross Hertfordshire WD3 4TG Telephone: +44 1923 807807

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

My Room at De Vere Venues Hunton Park

Essex Lane, Watford, Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley, Watford, WD4 8PN , United Kingdom

I Get a Manual Diesel Vauxhall Rental Car!

Here's Hoping this Makes the RyanAir Cut!

Off to London!

Monday, April 05, 2010

I Kind of Love this Stabilo pointVisco pen

It writes like a dream: fine, gel, blue, smooth. Sweet!

BMW's New 7-Series Gets it Right!

I have hated BMW's boot-heavy flagship super-sedan 7-series auto since all the Beemers got their "mean eyes" and, in addition, the 730-750 BMW also got too much junk in the trunk, giving the $120k car a bit of a bustle, looking sort of like a rumble seat. Now, finally, they sorted it all out and have delivered a gorgeous, slippery, and sporty auto. Bravo, Bavaria, bravo, BMW (I have myself a 2001 e39 530 BMW I love and adore).

Thank You To All Of The Olympic Bloggers

Recently, we at Abraham Harrison helped the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) reach out to bloggers and others online in order to bring more attention to the Winter Olympic Games. Nearly 300 movers, shakers and influencers responded to our call to action with the placement of banners, tweets, and with blog posts. Thank you to all of the authors of the following posts:

  1. RENeW
  2. Kmxt Volunteer Blog
  3. Desert Rat
  4. Doc for jocks
  5. Living Fit Healthy and Happy
  6. Alaska Sports Blog
  7. Usana Athletes
  8. And Twins Make 5!
  9. Trackalerts
  10. Aroostookbasser
  11. A Thrifty Mom
  12. Coolest Kid Reviews And Giveaways
  13. Appreciation Changes Everything
  14. SkiBlog-SkiBlog
  15. Bernard’s Diabetes Blog
  16. Extreme State of Mind
  17. Mfa Blog
  18. Anything & Everything
  19. Blogging America’s Best Dance Crew
  20. The Blueland Chronicle
  21. Swimming World
  22. Donny Puck
  23. Ferrets’ blog
  24. The Fashion Planner
  25. A Scot In Tennessee
  26. Frugal Freebies
  27. Simon Says Run
  28. Mr. Brown’s Martic Blog
  29. Chris
  30. So Much To Say So Little Time
  31. Coffee God And Me
  32. Mommies Angels
  33. Fit-Ink
  34. Cures Rock
  35. Dc Amateur Boxing
  36. Video Analysis Of Sports
  37. Video Analysis Of Sports
  38. The Gouverneur Times
  39. We Are Fanatics
  40. Dogs And Jeans
  41. About The Hunt
  42. Minnesota Tri News
  43. Dr Davis’ Back & Wrist Pain Blog
  44. QuattroWorld
  45. Swift Kicks
  46. Kast-A-Way Blog
  47. The Wisconsin Skier
  48. Bbc Freesat Hd TV Blog
  49. A Brighter Look
  50. Grand Prairie Blaze Adaptive Sports
  51. Live Your Dream
  52. The Hinterland Gazette
  53. The Diggers Union
  54. The Diggers Union
  55. Hockey Night In Buffalo
  56. Soundtrack To My Day
  57. Notes From HeL
  58. Boarding School Blog
  59. B&A Sports Medicine Store
  60. Lawrence Realty
  61. Fan Snap Blog
  62. Insure Blog
  63. Women Talk Sports
  64. Seth Curry Saves Duke!
  65. The Crowe’s Nest
  66. PIN Debit News Blog
  67. In Morse Code
  68. Thompson Photography Photo Blog
  69. Thompson Photography Photo Blog
  70. Mhc Hockey Training Tips
  71. Vancouver 2010
  72. Demcad’s Manifesto
  73. Mama Sweat
  74. Waking Up In Ghana
  75. Kick Game DVD
  76. State Of The Skate
  77. Postcard Voyager
  78. The Eville Within
  79. Answer Girl
  80. Le Petite Fashionista
  81. A Life Less Sweet
  82. Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom Blog
  83. The Pursuit Of Sub17
  84. My Very Interesting Blogger
  85. Girl Get Strong
  86. Romance: B(u)y the Book
  87. Merv Sheppard’s Transplant Network
  88. Merv Sheppard’s Transplant Network
  89. Merv Sheppard’s Transplant Network
  90. Merv Sheppard’s Transplant Network
  91. Off the Record (OTR)
  92. Michael-In-Norfolk – - Coming Out In Mid Life
  93. Michael Manning
  94. The Ice & Times of Short Track Speedskating
  95. Broncohockey (
  96. BassnMan
  97. Doyoutri
  98. Confessions
  99. Mark Maloney On Kentucky sports
  100. Mark Maloney on Kentucky Sports
  101. Changing Seasons
  102. Kentucky Hunting
  103. Tennis News Network – Everything Tennis
  104. Lake Placid Skater
  105. Lake Placid Skater
  106. Ortho Healing
  108. The Sports Bank.Net
  109. The Sports Bank.Net
  110. The Sports Bank.Net
  111. The Sports Bank.Net
  112. The Sports Bank.Net
  113. Puttin On The Foil
  114. Humble Triathlete
  115. AAU News
  116. Berk’s Blog (From the keyboard of the Humor Professor)
  117. Combat Sport Psychology
  118. Required Elements
  119. Gymnastics
  120. St. Peters Spirit Hockey
  121. Blog
  122. Write Thinking
  123. Go Cc Tigers!
  124. Burkys Race & Training Blog
  125. The Squire’s Way
  126. Runner Dude’s Blog
  127. Pamelas Punch
  128. Leeds On Finance
  129. Sarah Stanley…Inspired
  130. The Unofficial Mathieu Schneider Homepage
  131. 27
  132. Ski Girl Says
  133. Puck The Media
  134. Teacher Sol
  135. Women Like Sports
  136. Ram Nation
  137. Swac Girl
  138. Lake Tahoe — News To Use
  139. Greatest Hockey
  140. The 2 Man Advantage
  141. The Crosshair Guide
  142. Running &Triathlon
  143. Hockey for the Ladies
  144. Men’s Olympic Hockey
  145. Steel City Sports Fan
  146. The Irrational Tiffa
  147. Tobie Goes To The Olympics
  148. TransGriot
  149. It’s All About Figure Skating
  150. Stuff on Elwood’s Mind
  151. Round II: Cameroon
  152. World Sports Buzz
  153. Jd’s Wild Cardz
  154. In The Arena With Zoila
  155. Marketing Conversation
  156. Team USA My Space
  157. Chris Abraham Friendster
  158. Pigs Blog about Pigs
  159. Lewis Black Aruba Blog
  160. Operation Survivor
  161. Is Palin Competent to be President
  162. International Medical Corps
  163. Survivor Corps
  164. Life Changing Box Game
  165. Chris Abraham Wordblog
  166. Applied Blogging Workshop
  167. Abraham & Harrison
  168. Chris Abraham
  169. April 24th Blogging Basics
  170. Lewis Black in Aruba
  171. International Medical Corp
  172. The Russell Pike Blog
  173. Official Colexica Blog
  174. Operation Survivor
  175. Is Palin Competent to be President?
  176. The Xyience Diet Resource
  177. Chris Abraham
  178. SMNR Social Media News Room
  180. Marketing Conversation
  181. Chris Abraham
  182. Abraham & Harrison
  183. SMNR Social Media News Room
  184. Fresh Air Fund Blog
  185. Life Changing Box Game
  186. Survivor Corps
  187. Is Palin Competent to be President?
  188. International Medical Corps
  189. Lewis Black Aruba Blog
  190. Pigs Blog About Pigs
  191. Operation Survivor
  192. Chris Abraham
  193. Chrs Abraham Friendster
  194. Team USA My Space
  195. Fresh Air Fund Blog
  196. Life Changing Game Box
  197. Xyience Diet
  198. Is Palin Competent to be President?
  199. Operation Survivor
  200. Colexica Blog
  201. Russel Pike Blog
  202. International Medical Corps
  203. Lewis Black Aruba Blog
  204. Chris Abraham
  205. Chris Abraham
  206. Abraham & Harrison
  207. Applied Blogging Workshop
  208. Chris Abraham
  209. Forum Post
  210. Forum Post
  211. Stepfanie
  212. Hamilton_Greene
  213. Livinlowcarbman
  214. Anotherguy
  215. ToddEury
  216. Twitter
  217. Bikeblognyc
  218. Coachjenny
  219. Taracousphd
  220. BodiMojo
  221. Pregnancyorg
  222. NATA1950
  223. 27pitches
  224. SDPT
  225. Britishbulldog
  226. HuntingLife
  227. Sportsmd
  228. DenisGorman
  229. StantonCompany
  230. AtosOrigin_News
  231. Damjan_DeNoble
  232. icemom
  233. Eklund
  234. TheRealAAU
  235. MamaJoules
  236. CelticLady1953
  237. DaveTaylor
  238. chicintown
  239. Teachercreated
  240. Nicolino11
  241. Gamesbids
  242. Curesrock
  243. OWTK
  244. Visit_Vermont
  245. HockeyLegends
  246. dconord
  247. krhocevar
  248. Timothypost
  249. Real_Shakey
  250. tivogirl
  251. SumitBhanote
  252. DCAmateurBoxing
  253. WisSkier
  254. FanSnap
  255. RichardsJay
  256. sarahstanley
  257. yousingiwrite
  258. SitcomsOnline
  259. Jimmy Moore Friendfeed
  260. 400 Meter
  261. Military Wallpaper
  262. Brand Fabulousness
  263. Blowing & Drifting
  264. Coach The Throws
  265. Plainfield Curling Club
  266. Make it Happen
  267. Select Happenings
  268. Video Analysis Of Sports
  269. You Just Keep On Believing That
  270. Sports And Medicine
  273. Magazine Smiles
  274. Garrott Kuzzy
  275. Health Care Strategist
  276. Health Care Strategist
  277. House Of Georges
  278. SnowBoard Information Center
  279. Olympic Sport News Info
  280. Ski Ashville | Winter Sports Fun
  281. Tales of a Bohemian Road Nurse…
  282. Korked Bats
  283. The Eville Within
  284. Boxing Ledger
  285. Fish Mount Updates & Testimonials from Mount This Fish Company
  287. Simon Peplow
  288. Jimmy Moore
  289. Terri McMahon Zwierzynski
  290. The Sports Medicine Store
  291. Jenny Hadfield
  292. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
  293. Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)
  294. CuresRock

Sunday, April 04, 2010

A Night of Studying German

Babar:My Happy New German Text

"Farben lernen mit Barbar" von Laurent de Brunhoff

Back When Volvo was Synonymous with Sexy

I Really Love my Berlin Bike

Saturday, April 03, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Finished it. Loved it. Consumed it. Recommend it.