Category Archives: Life

My first Writing Job

When I was 13 years or so, I had a friend. That friend had a girlfriend, of sorts. I din’t know her because she went to a different high school than us, and our high school was the limit of … Continue reading

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An extra day: 29 February 2020

Today, you will receive a precious gift: an extra day. Because 2020 is a leap year, you will have 24 hours more in your year. Even those who pretend that they don’t have enough time have no more excuse not … Continue reading

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“How are you?”

Someone: How are you? Me: Confused. Someone: Oh. I am sorry to hear that. Me: No, that’s OK. I am studying philosophy. When I first went to Israel on a youth exchange program, I stayed with a family in a … Continue reading

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Just a Cup of Tea

It’s really mystifying how Aachen could once have been such an important city. Charlemagne, Holy Roman Empire, coronation place of kings, and all of that in a city without a river. I am only here for a few days, not … Continue reading

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My secular Shabbat

Readers of this blog will have noticed that I am a radical Atheist. But there is one religious idea that I have incorporated in my life, although in a secular version. It’s the idea of the shabbat, the 7th day … Continue reading

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Honeymoon on a Train

The young man went to the dining car alone because the wife had a strict rule about not eating after 8 pm and, having crossed several time zones on the long train journey, she was unsure which of them to … Continue reading

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Where do Babies come from?

The other day, I overheard a conversation at the restaurant: Everyone on my Facebook is having a baby. That doesn’t mean we need to have one too. These baby photos receive a lot of likes, though. How many? 33, 25, … Continue reading

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