My love affair with books started when I was thirty-two. I did not realize I had severe dyslexia. This genetic brain challenge happens when the Right (creative) and left (logical) sides of my brain are balanced with only one highway […]
Degas’ Ballerina Holds her entire being On the tip Of her right slipper. She achieves the point of balance With vain turns The flash of a camera Breaks into her silence A face storms in Taking her back to childhood. […]
What was still part of Japanese youth culture a few decades ago has established itself in the West as well: Cosplay
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 […]
On 16 October 2010, around 9 a.m., my boss, Nabil and I are standing with our vehicle at the “Main Gate” to pick up our guest, Batuz. He is accompanied by a former general of the freedom fighters, General Wasiq. […]
I was seventeen years old when my gynecologist told me that I would never have children. Malformed ovaries and the hullabaloo. At 20, the same diag-nosis again, a few years later the same image on the ultrasound. So of course, […]
Nowhere else in the world do the contrasts between tradition and newness appear to lie so close together as in Japan.
A ladle of hot and flavorful bean stew is a must have at any meal in Brazil. We love our bean stew with a spoonful of white rice besides vegetables, beef, chicken or fish. On the plate, some prefer to […]