- For writers, it must be saddening to see how ill-informed some people buy books.
- There seems to be a little bit of corruption in Montenegro.
- When I returned to university to study history at age 42, some were wondering what the point of studying in mid-life would be. Miguel Castillo is 80 years old and is studying history in Spain. He decided to do so after surviving a heart attack because he wanted to use the remaining time in his life more actively than the average pensioner.
- This year, Mr Castillo will go to Verona for an Erasmus semester. Luckily for him – and for me – Erasmus has no age limit.
- My biggest problem with Erasmus is actually that I am spoiled for choice with all the countries and universities participating.
- The Revolutions Podcast is quite informative, but sadly, I have a very low tolerance towards mispronunciations, especially if every name, place and concept is pronounced as if it was located in Texas. The names of South-American revolutionaries were really not “Bowlivar” or “Sucray”.
- Due to the lack of a twin study, I will never be able to discount the possibility that I am smart because I ate a lot of ‘Smarties’ in my childhood.
- The theory of relativity is relatively irrelevant.
- Who knew that camels also work in the snow?
- As an ophidiophobic hiker, I think countries should only be allowed to join the EU once they have eliminated all snakes.
- My short story about millionaire translators was quite well received in Montenegro. I was surprised because it was rather long (2350 words) and about a quirky subject.
- That made me think about publishing fewer short posts (and relegating more of them into these Random Thoughts) to focus on longer and hopefully better articles.
- This is the perfect week for studying:
Chancellor Merkel in a speech: “It’s time to stop mosering around.”My name has become a verb in German, meaning “to constantly criticize”. Many readers will understand why.
- Where have I heard Donald Trump’s claim about his “very good brain” before?