Category Archives: Life

Video Blog: Life can be a Beach

On my bicycle tour around Sinis peninsula on Sardinia, I discovered this beach, not without drawing two valuable lessons from its discovery:

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“Why did you come here?”

There are two types of places in the world: those where nobody will bat an eyelid if you move there and those where you will be welcomed with the question “Why did you move here?” – if you want to call that a … Continue reading

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Looking for a Place to Write

“When are you going to send us your new articles?” editors from Delhi to New York inquire, their voices filled with anticipation and urgency. Readers from Hamburg to Pretoria browse the papers they just purchased at the newsstand, looking for an … Continue reading

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Not happy? Change!

Realizing that you have been doing something wrong in your life is not bad. Realizing that you have wasted another year is not bad. Realizing that you are missing out on something is not bad. But, not changing your life is … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Robinson Crusoe

Sometimes, when I am stranded on a new island and I am walking along the beach for hours to see if there is anyone else who is still alive or if I can find some food, I feel like Robinson … Continue reading

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Half-Time

Today I turn 39. Based on the statistical life expectancy in Germany I have another 39 years to live. It’s half-time in my life. If this was a football match, you would watch some commercials and listen to daft commentary by a former … Continue reading

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The Vagabond

One of the best things about my childhood was that I always had enough books to read. My heroes were never the princes or princesses, sorcerers or knights, firemen or astronauts. Nor was I impressed by cowboys, bandits or sheriffs. … Continue reading

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