I Found a Shoe on the Street

I Found a Shoe on the Street

One of the biggest mysteries of our time to me is not how our universe came into existence or when it will end, but the fact that you always see single shoes on the street, never pairs. 

20 Reasons Why I Love Staycations

20 Reasons Why I Love Staycations

Posted by: on Aug 4, 2013 | No Comments

In times of climbing fuel prices traveling becomes increasingly more expensive. High travel costs are one of the reasons why some people choose to staycations, rather than vacation. Here are 20 reasons why I love staycations.

The Patriot

The Patriot

Posted by: on Jul 14, 2013 | No Comments

Ingredients: A righteous widower with seven children gets involuntarily involved with the American Revolution. Add two dead sons and a sadistic British officer. Stir in a war between good  = North Americans and evil = the Brits, garnish with lots of big emotions and serve with two romances on the side.

DIY 101

DIY 101

Posted by: on Jul 7, 2013 | No Comments

Do you own a house? Chances are that you are constantly dealing with the disadvantages that come along with the advantages of home ownership – I’m talking about repair, maintenance and remodeling. Unfortunately houses don’t come along with manuals, and especially older homes have ailments that are sometimes difficult to diagnose and expensive to fix.

Where Did He Go?

Where Did He Go?

Posted by: on Oct 4, 2012 | No Comments

It’s not very often that I sacrifice my weekday evenings sitting in front of the TV. But being a political animal – plush animal anyway since I’m not actively involved into politics – I figured that watching the presidential debates would be not only my duty but also worthwhile.

The Flimsy Veneer of Civilization

The Flimsy Veneer of Civilization

Posted by: on Aug 3, 2012 | No Comments

We’re constantly bombarded with all sorts of disturbing newsflashes about wars, armed conflicts and violence throughout the world. Yet, when we receive news about a mass shooting like in Aurora, we are exceptionally perturbed. It keeps me thinking whether we are what we think we are.

The Avengers

The Avengers

Posted by: on May 21, 2012 | One Comment

Ingredients: One super villain, six super heroes. Boil well and add lots of action as well as terrific computer graphics and animations. Let simmer for a while and stir in some witty and funny dialogues. Result: Worthwhile, good and solid entertainment for the whole family – a must for every Marvel Comic fan.

The Joy of Gardening

The Joy of Gardening

Posted by: on Apr 17, 2012 | No Comments

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” (Rudyard Kipling) “I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.” (Martha Smith)

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Posted by: on Apr 8, 2012 | No Comments

“Gestures are all that I have; sometimes they must be grand in nature. And while I occasionally step over the line and into the world of the melodramatic, it is what I must do in order to communicate clearly and effectively.” 

Movie Corner

Movie Corner

Posted by: on Mar 28, 2012 | No Comments

Writing is the parent of books and movies, so figuratively speaking books and movies are siblings, which is probably the reason why I enjoy one or the other equally. 

There Are Books… and There Are Books

There Are Books… and There Are Books

Posted by: on Mar 19, 2012 | No Comments

The number of e-books has been growing over 100% in three consecutive years, with 117% in 2011. E-books are democratizing the jungle of greedy publishers and complacent writers.

OMG – Another Blog
In Blog

OMG – Another Blog

Posted by: on Jan 15, 2012 | No Comments

When I was 16 years old I wanted to be a journalist, but life happens and about 35 years later I’m still not a journalist by profession. However, I decided that shouldn’t keep me from being a writer. And what is the best place for a new, naïve writer to start – yes, a blog.