Monthly Archives: March 2017

flag or no flag

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It’s always the same: I tell myself that I want to relax, but then I end up doing all kinds of things. Mostly I sit there replying to emails and paying bills and writing bills and applying for visa and wading through a bureaucratic swamp and wondering why, why, why. So at some point I […]


turns

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Went to Hamburg today. Had a night that went this way and that way… …but ended up being very good.


who’s got the gun

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Took a long train ride home today: I tried to reply to emails, and I tried to update the blog as far as I could: Oh, and I did my best to show my undying support for President-Of-The-World Donald J. Trump! Once it was time to get out of the train, three little kids got […]


speaking in Freiburg

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Gave my presentation in a hall by the lake tonight. It was good: Actually Freiburg is always good. And because it was so good, I asked the people in the audience if they wanted to say hi to my good friend Teacher Xie: Turn the subtitles on if you don’t speak Chinese.


running into Stefan

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Went to an Irish pub tonight. They seem to be all over the place in Europe, and not only here. Kazakhstan has Irish pubs, too, at least in the big cities. And even Tashkent in Uzbekistan had one when I was there. Anyway, I had a few beers: And I had them with this guy: […]


Futurama is better than the Simpsons

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Took a long ride on a train today, all the way from Dresden in the East to Freiburg in the Southwest of the country: I tried working on the train. Tried reading. Ended up sleeping most of the time. Oh, and I watched a few episodes of The Simpsons. I remember loving The Simpsons and […]


speaking in Dresden

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The day started peacefully. I woke up around nine in the morning, thinking I had quite a bit of time left to get to Dresden for my next presentation. Most shows started in the late afternoon or at night anyway. I turned on my phone and received a text message from the organizers reminding me […]


speaking in Jena

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Came to Jena today, a town in the former East of Germany. I had spoken there before on one or two occasions. It was great being there again: Once I was done, I received a present in the form of a license plate thingie that spelled something along the lines of “stroller” or “promenader”: It […]


personal chocolate

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With my tour through Switzerland behind me, I took a train back to Germany. In my hand I held a bar of Swiss chocolate. There was a picture on it, an edible photo of the crew and me together: Good chocolate, good memories. When I arrived in Frankfurt, there was Gin Tonic and Thai food: […]


speaking in Lyss

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Today was the last day of my tour through Switzerland. And it was a good day. I didn’t have that many books left to sell, so I took a train to the venue. Bought some granola bars, some lemonade and a yoghurt drink. Then I gave my presentation, and it was good: Thank you, Lyss! […]


support bear

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Wrote a few postcards today. I decided to send one to ZDK, a German organization that fights nazi/racist thought online and offline: Hope they like the bear!