Dreams

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams. Jonas Salk Image in header from: Pinterest, by The Public Domain Review

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In the jar of life!

No time in your busy life to pause and spend an evening with loved ones? Philipp Schneider’s illustration shows you otherwise. via The Jar of Life: First Things First — Discover

“I feel there is something fundamentally pure and child-like about creative work”

Often we encounter strange people during our lives. People we do not understand, people we admire, people we are afraid of, people we are intrigued of. Jesse belongs to the last category. I met him one year ago when working at the same university. He is a quiet guy, but easy going and funny. He … Continue reading “I feel there is something fundamentally pure and child-like about creative work”

They say an end can be a start

Funny how songs that you've known for a while change their meaning or the feeling they give you over time. I remember the moment I first listened to this song by Phoenix. It was on the soundtrack of "The Edukators" (German title: Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei). I was sixteen, I loved the movie and … Continue reading They say an end can be a start

Digital Writing in a Nine Months Child

Neuronal Development and Digital Writing in a Nine Months Child. Download here.

Drumroll drumroll…slice of Life!

I usually ask questions. Many questions. Maybe too many. But when I find an interesting person, or a person with an interesting hobby or job or story, my curiosity usually wins over my politeness. After that I always feel richer. Sometimes, also happened that I found the chat (which often becomes and interview with me … Continue reading Drumroll drumroll…slice of Life!

“My muse is a slim, juicy, wonderful smelling fig tree”

Norbert is an happy man. When you see his happy round face, with his thick moustache, and his ruffled grey hair, you cannot avoid smiling. Norbert is a smart man. You can talk about everything with him, from cell biology to politics, from carpentry to fanta-science. Norbert is an active man. The only time I … Continue reading “My muse is a slim, juicy, wonderful smelling fig tree”

From handwarmers to snowflakes and what they have in common

This weekend the winter really arrived. It is freezing cold out here and I finally get my hopes up for some snow to arrive (pleaaase!). Ever since I was a small child, snow raised fascination inside myself as it probably did for most children. And also now, every year I hope for a white Christmas. … Continue reading From handwarmers to snowflakes and what they have in common

Let’s go shopping in Congo!

While I was reading about environmental problems and land use, I stumbled upon a news that shocked me quite a bit. Well, I guess that it is a common knowledge that we, the humankind, are quite dirty, greedy, gluttonous being. We like to eat a lot, often we eat to much (I encourage you to … Continue reading Let’s go shopping in Congo!

The book is dead!

This section contains books that you can read in two minutes and that allow you to ponder for years.  It is an artistic and ironic game. It is a polemic parody of the academic self-lauding, of the exhausting verbosity of its discourses and its dispositif of power. It goes against the endless games of notes and references, which make … Continue reading The book is dead!