Philosophies

How much do you know about Easter?

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Jesus! So many dates, so little time - hard to keep them straight. This guide takes you from Carnival to Pentacost, passing through this Sunday, and tells you how it all fits together into one bigger picture.

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SAD: using poetry as medicine

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Medicine has an anesthetic relationship with pain – it wants to rid the patient of it. Poetry’s relationship is aesthetic – it wants pain to speak.

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Friends, an itinerant person’s sacrifice

Having lived in five countries, I can finally understand the pricelessness of being able to count on what feels like an unmoveable harbor. Wish I had one.

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Learning German: my zillionth attempt

Come join me in the shared misery and mirth of learning German in an offline course in Leipzig!

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The magic thing about home

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The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back. I put this quote, by author Wendy Wunder, to the test when I returned “home” two months ago, after almost ten years of being away. It was just a brief visit, 5 rainy days in

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Feeling special at Star Trek Dortmund

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A couple of months ago, I was ambushed in my kitchen by a large group of friends. Since I had a major birthday coming up, they figured out the best way to surprise me. This would, of course, be to plan something to happen many months before said birthday. Thus ensuring surprise and delight on

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