Tag Archives: blog

A Postcard from …

Some of you claim not to have enough time to read my longer articles. I am already trying to make it easier by dividing articles into up to 183 numbered chapters, so that you can get a pizza in between … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago …

Zur deutschen Fassung. As you know, I’m sometimes a little overdue with my articles. That’s how I came to history, by the way: I wanted to tell you about something, I don’t even remember what it was. Maybe the first … Continue reading

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You can now support my blog on Patreon

Let me send my sincerest regards to you, wherever you are in quarantine, under lockdown or in any other virus-fighting modality, as long as it’s not the one where you deny reality. The good thing about this time is that … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Girlfriend

She only became interested in me after reading an article I had written about her hometown. Without that, she never would have met me, she admitted. And when I wrote a story about our date, she fell in love. “Ever … Continue reading

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Disclaimer

This blog is entirely based on facts and true stories. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s observation and not to be construed as fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, … Continue reading

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Why it’s not easy to talk to bloggers

I admit that one of the reasons for setting up this blog was that I had gotten tired of answering the same question more than once, even if asked by different people. The other danger of talking to bloggers is that … Continue reading

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Don’t write me on Facebook!

As you know (at least if you read my blog, as you should), I am constantly striving to become more productive and less distracted. In the latest move to improve my life, I have deleted the Facebook Messenger from my … Continue reading

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New Blog Address

First of all, if you have a subscription to my blog, you don’t need to change anything. If you have bookmarked links to my blog, you don’t need to change anything. But if you want to tell your friends about … Continue reading

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What do you expect from 2015?

No, I don’t mean wishes like health, world peace or the absence of world peace (for the weapons manufacturers among my readers). Nor petit-bourgeois wishes like a rise in salary, a new car or that the children won’t become jihadists. What I … Continue reading

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Who refuses to read my blog? The 33 missing countries.

In the right hand column of this blog you see a flag counter which records the number of visitors from each country. As of today, this blog has had visitors from 204 different countries. The US, Germany and the UK … Continue reading

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