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Meditative wishful thinking

Bernhard Schlafke

As an artist Bernhard Schlafke travels in many fields. At PonderingTime he presents his pictures from the most diverse directions as a painter. A passion which he has been pursuing for decades now and which he passed on to others in the KreAktivWerkstatt in Dülmen, Westafalia, Germany, for example, of which he is also the founder. Incidentally, this activity is also a project within the framework of open-youth-work-support, in his home country.
Bernhard Schlafke

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Lying on the wooden planks of a boat dock reaching far into the “Mobile Bay”, like a hunter my IPhone in position, the view changed between distance and display, fixing the play of colors of clouds and sun, I listened

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Diana Marcella Herrera: Leaving a track while you walk

Diana Marcela Herrera

Hi, my name is Diana Marcela, I am from Colombia! I have been a teacher for 11 years and love what I do. Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working with children, teenagers and adults. I have worked in Colombia for several years, and since my passion is to meet new people and cultures, I have had the opportunity to work as a teacher in the United States and China. Currently I live in India.
Diana Marcela Herrera

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There are four paths in my life… Which of the four, can be the best…you who saw me cry from anguish… Tell me Paloma…Which one should I take.

#Essays

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” […]

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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).
Nicole Frischlich

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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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Homeland by Allie Barrera

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.
Allie Barrera

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How do you relate to your homeland when it doesn’t feel like home? What does home even feel like? I don’t know exactly. I guess it can feel like different things to different people.

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Philip K. Dick – Writing between prophecy and madness

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

Unimpressed, Rick Deckard, played by a really young Harrison Ford, sits opposite Rachael, played by Sean Young. Wrapped in the smoke of her cigarettes, which puts the whole scenery in a fog, he asks his questions while not letting the […]

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Bridges 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.
Ivy Schulz

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I imagine that there is a connection between us and the next place that we go. And by next place that we go, I mean that place where we fully encounter the divine and are joined with the Saints who […]

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The Bridge – Separated instead of living together

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

Anyone who thinks about the wall  – to be built on the US border with Mexico – that Donald Trump has promised to his voters  , is not only shocked by the openly flaunted hostility to mankind  , but also […]