Yearly Archives: 2018

Magical winter time

Christina/ December 17, 2018/ Categories, Ideas of philosophy

Even winter time has its own magic, that much I know since yesterday. How winter trekking at the Grane barrier lake and hot spiced wine in the winter forest could change my own little world – read it now. We catch the best sunday weather in this year: it is cold, it is dry and it is supposed to snow!

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Let the corks pop!

Christina/ December 11, 2018/ Categories, Ideas of philosophy

The say: „Hope dies last“ and yet it happens. Just before Christmas, the stock-exchange gurus let all confidence die: “Almost everybody has given up hope for an end-of-year-rally still to come”, experts claim. You may wonder why this fact is still no reason to agonize. The answer is quite easy: In the international boardrooms they will again acclaim themselves with

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Turkey, you dare to go there?

Christina/ November 14, 2018/ Categories, Culture

“Turkey, you dare to go there?” asked one of my colleagues when I told her that I spent my birthday abroad, more precisely at the Turkish Aegean. She might not be the only one who advances this view, due to unflattering reporting of German media on president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his regime. Yes, we dared to travel to Turkey

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Fado or the Portuguese soul

Christina/ October 21, 2018/ Culture

Two things relate to each other like twins: Lisbon und Fado. Upon my first visit to the Portuguese capital in 2005 I witnessed an amateur Fado concert in a traditional pub and was instantly spellbound by the soulful and partly melancholic melodys. Since then I try to attend a Fado concert at least once a year. One time it was

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Cute bees, awesome nights

Christina/ October 21, 2018/ Categories, Culture

Honi soit qui mal y pense? Cute bees, awesome nights; study with communications and dame with comfortable alleyway? Well admittedly these three entitlements enforce dubious thoughts though. This is about a so called ZeitRaum, the Dreiseithof at Bodenstedt. The farmyard, now serving as a museum provides insights into housing conditions at different times. It is a two-story house: On the

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Brutally modern: Between cheese hedgehog, Philistines and self-promotion

Christina/ October 18, 2018/ Culture

“A good speech is an address which exhausts a topic but not the audience.” Unfortunately, the speaker of the grand opening on the occasion of the exhibition “Brutal modern – Bauen und Leben in den 60ern und 70ern” seem not to be aware of this Churchill rule. The speeches do not allow for a different conclusion. Well, the fact that

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Albanian Impressions: Being lucky

Christina/ September 22, 2018/ Categories, Culture

A lot of things are going on in Albania that the good German citizen might not be aware of: No.1: Vendetta is all-male. As a woman I am in a nice position. In case, I kill my lover, my husband or another male relative has to pay for it! After that I inherit house and farm (that’s sooooo cool!). Well,

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On the top

Christina/ August 26, 2018/ Categories, Culture

I would not call myself an art connoisseur that is why I can only judge this form of expression out of my gut feeling. Last Friday Birte Henning opened up her art exhibition “at the top”. From the advance notice of the private view I understood that the event was all about the upcoming full moon and Birte wanted to

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Putting on the beer goggles for Brunswieck

Christina/ August 20, 2018/ Culture

Admittedly, even though I am a small-town-girl myself, I’d rather made strange when moving to Brunswieck and I still do – sometimes. After stops in Hamburg, Cairo, Amman, Istanbul and Stuttgart I witnessed a cultural ramp-down in late autumn 2006: Brunswieck. I beg all Brunswieck-Fans pardon for this. I know that the city has its assets: I can go by

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Playing Robin Hood: Taken from the rich – given to the poor

Christina/ August 18, 2018/ Categories

In the face of the advanced discussion about industry 4.0 and the application of artificial intelligence (AI), the discourse on the implementation of a basic income guarantee (BIG) might have never been more newsworthy than now. Eva Douma addressed this subject in her book “Sicheres Grundeinkommen für alle” and tries to clarify whether BIG is just wishful thinking or a

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