Anyone who enters “Tour Guide” in the registration form at the hotel reception when checking in and even spends the night in about 100 hotels a year can tell a lot. Yes, dear readers, I have long thought about whether […]
It`s a noun that affects everyone. We can avoid responsibility, but that does not happen without consequences. It is a term that no one can escape.
The logo “RR” stands for the brand “Rolls Royce.” A trademark that represents quality, reliability and good style worldwide. The “icon” of good taste, that’s what needs to be said, and that’s all there is to it. Decency first – […]
He’s young, he’s industrious, and on top of that, he’s very charming. Daniel Alvarez Jacobsen, known as the Sausage King of Colombia, has charisma and that can’t hurt if you try to make everything out of nothing.
Midlife crisis. To strip off the old ego – to leave behind the routine and to return as another – a new human being: More sensitive. More understanding. Calmer and more relaxed. More concentrated. Insightful. If possible without medication and […]
Farewells are as familiar to me as the course of everyday life. Get up. Go to the bathroom. Wash. Brush your teeth. Get dressed. Breakfast, etc. and… I’ll say goodbye.
In the January 2019 edition of PonderingTime, our author Arthur Pahl tells how the German violinist Johny Schwarz, who was murdered in Bogota, left Germany after World War II with a violin from Mittenwald in his luggage but arrived in […]
Paths are laid in our cradle at birth. They are the blueprint of our destiny. Just as we have a blood group, genes that determine our hereditary factors or have inherited physical characteristics from our ancestors, so each of us […]
Paths, they are similar to bridges and yet they are different. Sometimes a path establishes a direct connection, but often a path also simply leads into emptiness. This is never actually the case with bridges. Bridges are manageable, they are […]
In the December 2018 issue of PonderingTime our author Arthur Pahl tells about the murder of the famous German violinist Johny Schwarz, who lived in Bogota after the Second World War and was murdered there on the street. The murderers […]
Among Neighbors, we greet one another politely, during an encounter. That’s common in Germany. It’s usually done with a pleasing gesture, changing a few phrases, then everyone goes their way. Germans don’t like to appear “snooping.” Scuttlebutt in the stairwell […]
When – during our last editorial conference – the question was asked who would write the editorial on the subject “family” for the 3rd edition of PonderingTime, I shrugged shoulders at first. I didn’t have to think long about my […]
In our first Podcast PonderingTime-Publisher Arthur Pahl introduces our project a little bit more exactly. He explains what is hidden behind our special-concept and what we have to offer already in our online magazine at the moment.
To the unknown Federal Police Officer at the Munich International Airport “Franz-Josef-Strauß”. Thank you very much. Officer, you gave me the nicest birthday present.
The German poet and philologist Karl Simrock did not only translate the Saga of the Nibelungs, but he has also left us many quotations. There is one particular quote that always calls my attention when I am moving around in […]
December 6th is the “Nikolaustag” in Germany. It is customary to put the shoes in front of the door to wait for Santa Claus to come by and put little presents in the shoes. These are mostly things like fruit, […]
Where is home? Where you were born, grew up, and went to school? Or where you happen to be living right now? Or where you had the most life-changing experiences? Well, I guess we all need to figure that out […]
In the dark alleys of Bogota, there are corners where you could never feel safe. Whoever lives in this city knows that. And yet … Haven’t we all been in danger unnecessarily before in our lives? Haven’t all of us […]