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Editorial – Homeland

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In German, a clear distinction is made between fatherland, home and homeland. The fatherland is, as the name says, the land of the fathers; originally it meant the land to be cultivated which belonged to the father, later it was […]

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Home – land is where you know the recipes of your favorite dishes

Soledad Marquez

Soledad Marquez is German and Chilean; born in Germany, she grew up in Chile and Brazil, studied in Germany and lives now in her homeland of heart, in Chile, at the sea. She studied Spanish, French and Portuguese Literature and loves books. She also likes to go surfing and to collect seashells while walking at the beach with her husband and her daughter.
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There are many concepts and definitions of homeland. The majority is based on a relationship between a physical space, geographical and defined by language, culture, borders and traditions with an individual, whose emotional state echoes the same space.

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A Walk down Memory Lane

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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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 […]

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America East Frisians: Home is not only a place…

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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In the Krummhörn, once an East Frisian peninsula, there are still 18 round villages (also called terp villages) and a fishing village. The fishing village of Greetsiel is the most famous tourist destination in this region, attracting holidaymakers in droves […]

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Requiem for a violin – Part 1: Homeland

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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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 […]

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My Homeland – My travel Companion

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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Identity and patriotism: traits that permeate cultures. Traveling is perhaps one of the most exciting experiences one can have. Often referred to as the exciting moment of maximum pleasure, equal to a perfect Sexual experience.

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Hello, my dear deceased!

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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Here I sit in the former nursery of my sister and stare at the screen. Next, to me my son has cuddled up in the uncomfortable IKEA armchair reading in his most recent Asterix issue. He’s trapped in another world. […]

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“questions” by Jenny Schon

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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footprints in the grassit could be my stepdecades ago, I leftwhen will I be back where I lost myself the crossroads shows only in one direction backwards to the birth it has been determined that this is me a name […]

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Homeland by Michael Spaccarotella

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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I just returned from a 9-day vacation in Europe. I have had the opportunity to do this the past five years. Each year the trip is as different and unique as the countries and cities I visit. As exciting and […]

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The House between the Cemeteries

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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Yesterday or the day before I saw the picture of a house. More precisely, a photo. In me something sounded like tender music with irritating, painful sharpness. This house looked like …

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Homeland by Claudio Rigo-Righi Abascal

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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But … What is Homeland?

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Track Number 7

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 like the darkness speeding by. Even the flashing, scurrying lights. It’s like they’re in a hurry to get there. Maybe home, wherever that is. Although I am not too fond of those expectations. Expectations that make us think of […]

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Homeland by Ivy Schulz

Ivy Schulz

Ivy Schulz is a pastor of a Lutheran congregation in rural North Dakota, USA. She loves to travel, ride her Harley Davidson and go camping with her family. Faith informs her worldview but does not restrict it. In fact, faith opens her up to encountering the Divine in unlikely places and unlikely people.
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A few months ago I wrote an essay about bridges for the first edition of this publication. The theme for the set of writings was Bridges. I was inspired to write about a bridge between the natural world and the […]