Category Archives: USA

There is always a Fossibility

“Dammit, you will never be useful,” said Dinosaur Mom. “How would you know?”, thought Dinosaur Son with much derision, leaving the house for one last time, before – a mere 65,510,388 years later – filling up the tank of a … Continue reading

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A Postcard from Las Vegas

Zur deutschen Fassung. When people say that law school is boring, I always have to laugh. For my second internship, I worked for the district attorney’s office. In Las Vegas. On the very first day, we went to an Indian … Continue reading

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A Postcard from New York

Zur deutschen Fassung. In August 2008, I was visiting friends in New York. It was a very hot summer. I remember that clearly, because due to the heat, I couldn’t go running before midnight. My friends lived in Harlem, and … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, Ships still had Cats, and Planes did not only disappear in the Bermuda Triangle – January 1921: Carroll A. Deering

Zur deutschen Fassung. After the stellar and promising start of the new series “One Hundred Years Ago …”, I am now under pressure to deliver a funny story every month. The problem: History is not always funny. The whole month, … Continue reading

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What to do with a History Degree?

Ever since I have been studying history, people who think that every means needs to have an end have been asking: “What do you want to do with that?” My honest answer: I want to know more and to understand … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Minimalism”

Seeing guys with houses, cars and expensive phones talk about minimalism made me laugh. And there’s the minimalist version of my review of “Minimalism: A Documentary about the Important Things” already. Seriously, though, this is an important subject wasted on … Continue reading

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Strangers in the Park

Hier geht es zur deutschen Fassung dieser Geschichte. I had two days left in Boston before returning to Germany, and I didn’t know anybody in the city. The year was 2009 and, as far as I knew, the internet hadn’t … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts (24)

Good news: the days are getting longer. Unless you live in the Southern hemisphere, then you are doomed to darkness. And unless you live on the equator, in which case you are missing out on something fabulous. My sister asked … Continue reading

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“Wild”, not a hiking movie

It’s winter and I am in a big city, so I felt like watching a movie about the outdoors and about hiking in anticipation of the coming summer. Wild, the story of Cheryl Strayed’s hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, … Continue reading

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German Migration to the USA

Debates on migration often center on whether it is a good or a bad thing. I rather view migration as something completely normal. Migration has been a permanent component of human history. Over centuries, Germany, or rather the territories that … Continue reading

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