What a Year!!

„Annus horribiliis“ was what the Queen called 1997 – understandably so from her perspective. Similarly, 2020 could well go down in our collective memory as that sort of year. No doubt, it doesn’t compare well judged by our normal criteria… As...

Living With What Is

Last week, I reviewed a few newsletters that I had written several years ago. I admit that I had not expected them to seem relevant anymore – after all, we are constantly talking about “Managing in times of COVID”, our “Post-COVID world”, “The New Normal” etc. Well,...

What to read this summer…

What to read this summer…

Summer time, holiday time – delightful places, fine weather, delicious food, but also queues and noise at ridiculous prices. Holidays come with big chunks of unstructured time, for even the most ambitious hikers and sightseers occasionally get bad weather, or a...

Sommer – Leselust, Bildungsfrust…

Sommerzeit, Urlaubszeit: viele Menschen, Schlangen, Lärm, überzogene Preise, und Schlendrian bei schönem Wetter und köstlichem Essen an herrlichen Orten… Zum Urlaub gehört auch unstrukturierte Zeit – selbst die fleißigsten Wanderer und Besichtiger erwischt...

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