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Requiem for a violin – Part III: Paths

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 January 2019 edition of PonderingTime, our author Arthur Pahl tells how the German violinist Johny Schwarz, who was murdered in Bogota, left Germany after World War II with a violin from Mittenwald in his luggage but arrived in […]

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The longing to travel

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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In Europe, it is normal for young people to move throughout the European Union. School classes arrange trips at a young age going beyond the borders of their own nation, and it is widespread for students to visit the countries […]

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Bernhard Schlafke: Paths to memory

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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I am not a photographer in the sense of the photographer’s job description. I got my first camera as a present when I was 12 years old. I’ve been collecting pictures ever since.

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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.
Álvaro Eduardo Cano Betancur

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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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All roads…

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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Every day from that crystal I see the march, I see the final march like every day on that crystal.

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A long way

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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Paths – Bernhard Schlafke vs. Hedwig Schwarzfuß

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.
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Paths by Márcio Barker

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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Paths? Yeah, they’re over there. Paths that lead from here to there. From there, to farther away.

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Paths 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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Paths, pathways, passages. Different words with similar and multiple meanings. They can be very real and tangible or symbolic and existential. Paths invite us toward something or can lead us away from another. They can represent opportunity, safety, mystery, or […]

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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.
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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.

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The long road of a small pocket book

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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Paths are laid in our cradle at birth. They are the blueprint of our destiny. Just as we have a blood group, genes that determine our hereditary factors or have inherited physical characteristics from our ancestors, so each of us […]

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Editorial Paths

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.
Arthur Pahl

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Paths, they are similar to bridges and yet they are different. Sometimes a path establishes a direct connection, but often a path also simply leads into emptiness. This is never actually the case with bridges. Bridges are manageable, they are […]