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The New Human… Just like the Old Human

Michael Spaccarotella

Michael Spaccarotella has been a counselor in a correctional facility for 15 years. Prior to completing his Masters work in counseling, he had a successful 25 year career in the business world. Additionally, Michael spent 6 years of study in spirituality and prayer in the Catholic seminary. Michael is also a lifelong song writer/guitar player. He is about to release his first solo album. Michael is also the co-producer of, “Walking Through Purgatory, An Ex-Offenders Struggle With Reentry”, a short documentary that looks at the connection between; mental health, addiction, criminal behavior and the justice system.
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Characteristically and behaviorally, each generation share similarities while each has its own uniqueness. Specific defining traits of a generation are often the result of the world as it exists at that time. Factors like war, environment, technology, government, economy, health […]

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Who cares about you?

Luis Mendoza

Luis Mendoza was born in Armenia / Quindío (Colombia) and studied Spanish and Literature. He studied law at the University of Quindío, too. Later he completed his studies in law and has worked for NGOs and social organizations. He currently lives in Spain where he has taken time to reflect on life and its purpose, understand different world views and learn from other cultures. Luis shares the Scouting idea of "leaving the world in better condition than we found it".
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I am a lover of science fiction in its different formats, the trans meditation of content currently provides a myriad of options for those of us who enjoy it; a literary work, a comic, a television series, a film, a […]

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The new Human Being

Márcio Barker

Márcio Barker is Brazilian, from Sao Paulo. A graduated historian, who studied at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.Márcio has moderated programs at educational radio channels and TV-Stations for 35 years. Among others, the Radio and TV-Cultura, in the City of Sao Paulo and the radio web of the Sao Paulo Cultural Centre. Márcio is the author of the book for Children-and Juvenile Literature: "22 Contos e o Dom da Liberdade" published by "Editora Voces - Petropolis, Brasil."
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One day, the radio arrived. They soon imagined that it would replace the theater. When television emerged, many decreed the end of the radio. And cable television would seal the end of the cinema. When I was young, I saw […]

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Márcio Barker: Good bye!

Márcio Barker

Márcio Barker is Brazilian, from Sao Paulo. A graduated historian, who studied at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.Márcio has moderated programs at educational radio channels and TV-Stations for 35 years. Among others, the Radio and TV-Cultura, in the City of Sao Paulo and the radio web of the Sao Paulo Cultural Centre. Márcio is the author of the book for Children-and Juvenile Literature: "22 Contos e o Dom da Liberdade" published by "Editora Voces - Petropolis, Brasil."
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I breathe deeply, profoundly and look back. I rarely turn around and watch.

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The new human being – I am a cyborg

Maryanne Becker

Maryanne Becker, born in 1952, studied sociology and history at the TU Berlin, lives in Berlin -Spandau and writes novels and criminal short stories.
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When I became a cyborg more than twenty years ago after my sudden, complete deafness, the term was not yet known to me. Only years later was I confronted with this in a book by another person from the USA […]

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Hemophilia

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As editors behind PonderingTime we work for you to provide an interesting and informative online magazine. Each month, we put together a focus topic, but in addition, you will find in the time in between always the latest articles on our site.
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It’s called because when the transfusions started, the children were seen to stop bleeding.

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Nicole Frischlich: The new man

Nicole Frischlich

Nicole Frischlich was born and raised in the region of the German Ruhr area. She began her first professional steps in the travel and tourism industry, before she was 30 years old, starting her own business. Photography has accompanied her throughout her entire life, as well as writing poetry and stories - preferably in combined form. Since 2018 she has lived in a small dwelling mound village on the North Sea coast and works as a freelance journalist for the Emder Zeitung alongside her commercial work (Giclee printing).
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Foresight has always preoccupied us. Our thinking ahead invariably implies a life full of “simplifications”. Admittedly, we would like to give up more and more responsibility. Driving a car without thinking – buying food and exercising without running.

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Frankenstein – The final banishment from paradise

Thomas Matterne

Thomas Matterne writes stories since he can write. His first professional path, however, was a job as an online journalist at a local TV station. While he works now more in the field of PR and marketing, he is also still a passionate blogger.
Thomas Matterne

Published in 1818, Mary W. Shelley actually created her “Frankenstein” as early as 1816. On Lake Geneva, where she spent the summer together with her lover and Lord Byron in a year that went down in history as a “year […]

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Arthur Pahl: The new human being

Arthur Pahl

Arthur Pahl was born in Gladbeck / Westphalia and grew up in Würzburg. After a apprenticeship in the hotel trade, he completed an internship in Swiss fine dining, worked as a steward on an ocean liner, lived in the US, Colombia, Canada and Brazil, was a rice farmer, emerald trader, taxi driver, Tomb stone seller and stockbroker before he succeeded in Germany, where he has been working ever since as a tour Manager for international tour groups. Arthur's personal motto is: "Writing is Living - reading is understanding Life.
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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 […]

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Bye, Mom. Bye, Dad

Fabián Orlando Otálvaro Ramírez

Fabián Orlando Otálvaro Ramírez has a  College degree in Spanish and Literature. He is retired from the Colombian police and a lover of adventure. Fabian lives in the city of Armenia Quindío, likes art, cinema and is also a fan of science fiction movies, especially time travel. He enjoys the mountains and rivers of his native Colombia and dreams of traveling around the world, getting to know places that are not mentioned in any travel guide.
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Life is a conscious decomposition of man and his body. Breathing, seeing, feeling and storing events and circumstances in what we call memory, from the biological point of view, which claims that life is the gift of being born, growing, […]

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As soon as we are born we are saying “Hello” and Goodbye!

Elizabeth J. Zemdegs

Elizabeth J. Zemdegs Entrepreneur/Visionary/Writer - creating businesses never thought of before bringing new beginnings of prosperity and economic hope where ever she goes. A lover of Skydiving, Scuba Diving, Ski Patrol - Psychotherapist, R.N.NP, Modelling.
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One cannot say “Goodbye without first saying Hello. These two words are one of the most valuable promise of being with someone to care about, to be friends with and not be alone in this confusing world of ours. Most […]

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Álvaro Eduardo Cano Betancur: Farewells

Álvaro Eduardo Cano Betancur

I was born in the city of Medellín, department of Antioquia (Colombia) on November 12, 1955. Studies of Philosophy and Theology, Pontifical Bolivarian University, Medellín (Colombia). Degree in Education-Languages, Spanish and Literature, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín (Colombia), 1990. Specialization in Spanish Language and Literature, Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, Madrid (Spain), 1995. Master in Hispanic Linguistics, Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá (Colombia), 1996. Thesis: Coronimia antioqueña which was later published with some modifications by the Universidad del Quindío in 2010. Staff Teacher, Spanish Literature and Language Program, Faculty of Education, Universidad del Quindío, Armenia (Quindío, Colombia). In addition, because of my humanistic academic background, I have been a professor of Latin and Greek. Areas of study: Sociolinguistics in marginal areas of Colombia and Semiotics in Numismatics. Hobbies: Diving, cycling, walking in the mountains, getting to know cities, people and customs from other latitudes, collecting and studying the use of signs on coins and world notes.
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No matter how prevalent special circumstances may arise, the topic appears so often in our everyday life that almost every remark in this context has become superfluous.

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Good day Lord – Adiós

Sarah Krampl

Sarah Krampl, born in Latisana on 3.9.1971 and raised in Italy (Sanremo) until the age of 14. After graduating from high school, she studied Italian and Spanish in Graz and Klagenfurt. 2003 Master of Philosophy - Mag. Phil. Since 2005 language trainer in Italian and Spanish for the Adult Education Centre, BIT, language courses for the AMS, children's language courses and adult language courses. Translator for the Pension Insurance Institution since 1998. Translations from Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese for various companies. Two self-published books: "Literarisch-philosophische Rezensionen" and "Fachessays"-Married, three children. Lives in Villach, Austria.
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Saying goodbye means seeing yourself again, therefore these two phrases in German and Spanish. Although in German God or the phrase Lord, is used to greeting someone, in Spanish you do the same to say goodbye to someone.

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Is there really goodbye?

Claudio Rigo-Righi Abascal

Claudio Rigo-Righi Abascal is originally from the city of Concepción, Chile, he work as a veterinarian by profession. He first worked in a veterinary clinic to later become active in the pharmaceutical industry. At the same time, he also taught with great passion. He currently advises various companies in the agricultural sector. He likes writing poetry and is also a radio amateur. He is a person who loves to travel and learn something new from anywhere. His learning thirst is rounded off by a great love of reading. He currently lives in the city of Chillan, Chile.
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I don’t think that goodbye, as a goodbye, is something that happens, there is always something (music, place, smell, landscape, etc.) that awakens our memory, the people, the pain and the joys.

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Colombia’s road paradox

Álvaro Eduardo Cano Betancur

I was born in the city of Medellín, department of Antioquia (Colombia) on November 12, 1955. Studies of Philosophy and Theology, Pontifical Bolivarian University, Medellín (Colombia). Degree in Education-Languages, Spanish and Literature, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín (Colombia), 1990. Specialization in Spanish Language and Literature, Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, Madrid (Spain), 1995. Master in Hispanic Linguistics, Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá (Colombia), 1996. Thesis: Coronimia antioqueña which was later published with some modifications by the Universidad del Quindío in 2010. Staff Teacher, Spanish Literature and Language Program, Faculty of Education, Universidad del Quindío, Armenia (Quindío, Colombia). In addition, because of my humanistic academic background, I have been a professor of Latin and Greek. Areas of study: Sociolinguistics in marginal areas of Colombia and Semiotics in Numismatics. Hobbies: Diving, cycling, walking in the mountains, getting to know cities, people and customs from other latitudes, collecting and studying the use of signs on coins and world notes.
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Except for a few two-lane roads, Colombia is more of a sui generis country in the broadest sense regarding terms of its country road system. There is the so-called 4G route for freight transport with its long exits to the […]

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Paths: the end of time – Fabián Orlando Otálvaro Ramírez

Fabián Orlando Otálvaro Ramírez

Fabián Orlando Otálvaro Ramírez has a  College degree in Spanish and Literature. He is retired from the Colombian police and a lover of adventure. Fabian lives in the city of Armenia Quindío, likes art, cinema and is also a fan of science fiction movies, especially time travel. He enjoys the mountains and rivers of his native Colombia and dreams of traveling around the world, getting to know places that are not mentioned in any travel guide.
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What could be more critical in the journey towards the personal goal: The path or the target?

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Fabián O.Otálvaro Ramírez – Pets: Multispecies Family

Fabián Orlando Otálvaro Ramírez

Fabián Orlando Otálvaro Ramírez has a  College degree in Spanish and Literature. He is retired from the Colombian police and a lover of adventure. Fabian lives in the city of Armenia Quindío, likes art, cinema and is also a fan of science fiction movies, especially time travel. He enjoys the mountains and rivers of his native Colombia and dreams of traveling around the world, getting to know places that are not mentioned in any travel guide.
Fabián Orlando Otálvaro Ramírez

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The concept of family in the 21st century has been reconceptualized, as it focuses not only on the natural diversity between genera but also on what we call species. If we make a narrative of human development, we could say […]

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The lost F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Matterne

Thomas Matterne writes stories since he can write. His first professional path, however, was a job as an online journalist at a local TV station. While he works now more in the field of PR and marketing, he is also still a passionate blogger.
Thomas Matterne

After Tod Browning surprisingly shot an early blockbuster for MGM in 1931 with the film adaptation of “Dracula,” the studio owners gave him a free hand for his next film. A decision they have been regretting a year later. “Freaks” […]