Christijan Robert Broerse

Born and raised in the humbled but multi-cultural working class city of St. Catharines, Canada (near Niagara Falls), Christijan Broerse grew up in an environment of languages. In 2012, he traveled throughout Europe and seeing no other place more beautiful than Leipzig, he moved here two years later. Christijan is comfortable in prose and in poetry. He is also known to craft the occasional tune.

Reflections on Nietzsche and the Wisdom of the Body

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Our glocal book worm today gives us a body- and mind-exploring, soul-dissecting essay, talking about how he turned to Nietzsche to get through a serious illness connected with his own unresolved intense emotional turmoil.

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Plagwitz: a kind of correspondence

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There is an old Jewish proverb I love: “We don’t see things as they are but as we are.”

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An appreciation of words from other languages

Our literature- and history-loving columnist today on LeipGlo reveals his favorite words in foreign languages, and how they evoke literary classics in his mind and some of the most basic and central feelings in his life.

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A recovering “White Knight” reinterprets Keats

Our literature columnist today adds literary, philosophical and psychological depth to the "White Knight Syndrome" in relationships, or the need to rescue a troublesome (potential) partner, drawing from a Keats poem, mythology and a plethora of femme fatales, and personal experience and interpretation.

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Reflections on Sleep Made Sullen

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For some reason, I understood and yet didn’t understand what was spoken because in the dream I began to cry.

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Rejection’s ramifications

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In rejection, we not only feel hurt but it seems more than that.

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