Tag Archives: Luxembourg

burn

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Having tested the shoes and the inlays, I felt more confident than a few days earlier. But I wasn’t quite there, yet. It seemed as if I was just taking trains here and there, seeing doctors, worrying about my health. Some goddamned longest way alright. Anyway, I went back to the North today. Had to […]


test walk

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So I set out from Luxembourg, again: Walking through the city meant that nobody took notice of me, but when I got on the open road, people would stare at me from their car windows: There were no sidewalks. I figured that most people probably stuck to designated hiking trails when they went out for […]


year of the dog

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Another stroll through the city. Luxembourg felt as if it was more French than German when you looked at its streets: But it felt more German than French when you heard its people speak. Sure, there is French everywhere. But Luxembourgish, the original language, sounds like a German dialect. A very strong one. One time […]


no kidnapping

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My feet were weird. The right one didn’t hurt where the problem was, but there was an overall wobbliness to it. As if it was weak, or as if it was just learning to walk. Hard to describe. The left one was bad at the heel, but it was just a blister that had gone […]


aha

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I was surprised when I came home from my short test walk the day before, and I took off my shoes. One of them had a strange mark at the heel: What could it be? I examined it for a little while, holding it this way and that way, until I could determine that the […]


horns of identity politics

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Another day, another train ride: I spent eight hours reading, sleeping, and watching Jordan Peterson clips on YouTube. Peterson is a psychology professor from Canada who has become popular on YouTube. From what I could gather, the guy is a good public speaker, and his online lectures are sometimes interesting to listen to, as popular […]


Shit, Actually

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Read an article the day before, I think it was in the Guardian, about how “Love, Actually” was a terrible movie and the worst of all romcoms. So today I decided to give it a shot: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, and that guy from “The Hobbit” (plus some other actors), a total of maybe eight […]


things you didn’t know you were missing

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There are certain things that I can’t do when I’m on the road, and I don’t think about them very often. But as soon as I’m home I realize how much I’ve been missing them. Like having a bowl of cereal in the morning: Bowl. Cereal. Milk. Spoon. Yeah. It’s awesome.


the mushroom

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I finally got the confirmation for my Letter of Invitation to Iran. While it’s apparently possible to apply for an Iranian visa without one, I like to have it ready when I go to the consulate. So I won’t have to wait around that long. And also so I don’t have to worry that much. […]


don’t hate porgs

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I’m spending most of my time replying to emails and sorting through my stuff. I also just added the two Taiwanese editions of my books to the News section of my site: Then I got a cold. And then I went and saw Star Wars – The Last Jedi: I don’t want to give away […]


snow pains

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Went outside to a park. It had snowed a little the night before, but by now it was almost all gone: Germany didn’t have a plan for the next legislative period. A train had derailed near Seattle, prompting the President of the United States to complain about the infrastructure (he had proposed to cut rail […]


gin and the cat

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The night had turned into a night out: I ended up in a bar in the city center. The name of the bar has been lost in a stream of vodka and gin, but I remember talking to some people from the UK there. They were very sad about Brexit, and they said they were […]


ugliness

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I took a little stroll outside to test the replacement camera that I had just received: Walking around Luxembourg felt good. It was a clean and pretty place. Parts of its university campus were nice to look at as well. But definitely not all of them. There was a certain Ikea-ness here and there: And […]


VR dude

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Remember how I went and played virtual reality games when I was in Taiwan, but then I got nauseous from them? Well, I was invited to a VR lab in Bielefeld today, and it was amazing! They let me paint in virtual space: And paint I did: Seriously, you have to try this. It is […]


Speaking In Erlangen

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I left Luxembourg today. Took a train to Frankfurt and rented a car there: I needed the car, because I had so many books with me: Then I drove to Erlangen. Remember how I often seemed to somehow end up taking too many books to my presentations? It was the same this time. Luckily, the […]


foliage

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I took a walk through a nearby university campus today: The foliage was very beautiful: Then I took a shower and brushed my hair. You see, having long hair isn’t as easy as you might think. You have to brush it every so often, otherwise it will stick together and become entangled and turn into […]


quirky tree

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I ventured downtown today. Mainly because I needed a new electric toothbrush. Mine had given up the ghost. So I walked around, and since I didn’t know where electronics were being sold, I asked people on the street for directions. Most of them took a step back at first. They probably figured I was going […]


vertical lines

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Those of you who have been watching my Let’s Walk videos probably know that I was extremely dissatisfied with the gimbal camera that I was using. In fact, I hated it with a passion. So I was very excited about this new camera that I had bought: Hopefully it was going to make my life […]


European darkness

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Winter wasn’t winter. It was different everywhere. In some places it felt cold and dry, and the sky was mostly blue. Kazakhstan was like that. In other places it never got very cold at all. Like in Taiwan. And then there were places – like central Europe, where I was from – where winter was […]


the north remembers

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There was a lot to do. A lot of plots and sub-plots had to be developed. A lot of clever lines had to be delivered in generic “old” accents. A lot of sex had to be had. And a lot of people had to be killed: I had vodka with ginger ale and slices of […]