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Cornelia Becker: Bienvenido

Cornelia Becker

Cornelia Becker has written short stories, radio plays and lyrical prose which have been published in literary journals and on the radio (Aufbau-Verlag, Rowohlt, Eichborn, LangenMüller, etc.). In 2009, the audio book MagentaRot was published as a collection of short stories; only two years later, the volume of short stories Eintritt frei, Achter-Verlag was published. In August 2014 she published the novel Die Unsterblichkeit der Signora Vero in the LangenMüllerVerlag. She published the artist's book The Children of my Father in the BÜBÜL publishing house. (The book has been translated into Arabic since 2018.) Her novel Der raue Gesang was published by Contra-Bass-Verlag in the summer of 2017. She received awards and scholarships for her work.
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They came in shorts and strapless dresses, despite the prolonged mild winter they had to be cold. Strangers, tourists who never found their way here before, some in evening dress, chic and tinsel and bronzed, but pale under the holiday […]

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Michael Spaccarotella: Responsibility

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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The word “responsibility” has so many meanings, definitions and interpretations. In its basic form, the word means having a duty or obligation to do something. The word can be used in the context of identifying jobs, tasks or specific actions […]

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When I am a grown up

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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ohhh happy day

Jenny Schon

Jenny Schon, M.A. lives in Berlin. She is a poet, publicist and city guide and she used to own her own bookstore, selling books. A Student of Sinology, Journalism, Japanese Studies, History of Art and Philosophy, with additional studies abroad in China, Greece and the Czech Republic.
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for Greta*

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Monika Detering: Sisters

Monika Detering

Monika Detering wanted to be a cabin boy or a painter. She became a puppet master and worked in New York, Washington and Philadelphia as well as on the East Frisian Islands. Today she writes and publishes novels such as “Der Sommer des Raben” (2017), “Ich bin Hermann (2017), and Thrillers, most recently “Macht, Gier und Haie” (2017), “Bittere Liebe an der Ruhr” (2017), together with Horst-Dieter Radke (2017). She lives with her husband in Bielefeld,Westphalia, Germany, has three grown daughters and loves her big colorful family very much.
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I came from the Dokkumer market, had fetched fish, took the basket from the bicycle and put it down. The merchant had wrapped it in odor-proof wax paper with herbs for the sauce on top. In anticipation for a fried […]

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Editorial: Responsibility

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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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.

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The Resurrection

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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Humanoids tools to prolong a way of life: a kind of eternal memory.

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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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Short-term – Long-term

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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Man is torn apart by the thought that he could die now, right on the spot, but must live with long-term plans. The probability is more on the side of the long term, but it is only a probability and […]

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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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Silke Porath: The new human being

Silke Porath

Silke Porath lives together with her French husband in their home of choice in Balingen, on the border of the swabian Alps. Born in 1971, the mother of three children works as a freelance Journalist and Writing teacher. Trained as both an editor and PR consultant, she is a member of the “42erAutoren”, the association of German writers and the Group of 48.
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“What would it be nice if we could see each other now!”, was one of my grandma’s standard phrases when we talked on the phone from Stuttgart (me) to the Swabian Alb (her) in the late 1980s.

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Interview: Benjamin Eidam, Ambassador of the Transhuman Party Germany

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The term transhumanism has been increasingly discussed in public for some years now. PonderingTime has asked the Ambassador of the Transhuman Party Germany, short TDP, for an interview.

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Crowd Prostitution – Someone has to pay the rent

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

The blanket accusation that the Internet is to blame is never really true. The internet has not invented the bad things which are usually achieved by it. It has just made it easier and faster.

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Cornelia Becker: love of robots

Cornelia Becker

Cornelia Becker has written short stories, radio plays and lyrical prose which have been published in literary journals and on the radio (Aufbau-Verlag, Rowohlt, Eichborn, LangenMüller, etc.). In 2009, the audio book MagentaRot was published as a collection of short stories; only two years later, the volume of short stories Eintritt frei, Achter-Verlag was published. In August 2014 she published the novel Die Unsterblichkeit der Signora Vero in the LangenMüllerVerlag. She published the artist's book The Children of my Father in the BÜBÜL publishing house. (The book has been translated into Arabic since 2018.) Her novel Der raue Gesang was published by Contra-Bass-Verlag in the summer of 2017. She received awards and scholarships for her work.
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I’m picking up my 11-year-old son Leo and his best friend Frederik from judo lessons

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Allie Barrera: New Life

Allie Barrera

Allie Barrera received her undergraduate degree in Comparative World Literature and began her career as an English teacher in Rome, Italy. Soon after she received her Master's degree in Nursing and currently practices as an RN and Lactation Consultant in Southern California. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother of three beautiful boys, ages 7,6, and 10 months. Allie enjoys travel, literature, and spending time with her family.
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I can’t think of anything more valuable than new life. I guess I’ve always thought that, but its been reinforced on almost a daily basis for me because of what I do for work. I am a nurse.

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Short film: “Merger” by Keiichi Matsuda

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The beautiful new world has become reality. And it is sometimes as ugly as Aldous Huxley described it in his book.

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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 […]