Monthly Archives: September 2012

Stranger in a strange land: A top ten list

This is a repost. It was originally posted on June 18, 2010. It is still just as true. I have been living in the US of A for quite some time now. You would think by now I should have … Continue reading

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Men and death – An overview over 5 books you want to read.

A while ago I read five books in a row that all dealt predominantly with death. Those were The Fault in our Stars by John Green, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer, Slaughterhouse … Continue reading

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How times have changed

Last night I watched the Emmys. This was the first time in months that I watched actual TV on my TV. I had to use the mute button a lot, because there were all these commercials going on all the … Continue reading

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Burning bright

This is the story that I entered in the Writers Unite Against Cancer writing contest. It didn’t get picked. I still like it. He took a drag of his cigarette. It didn’t matter anymore now anyway, he thought. The burning … Continue reading

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The handmaid’s tale – A review

I recently read The handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood and was shocked by how contemporary, how timely it was. The book is from 1986 and falls into the genre of dystopian novel. I sincerely hope it stays there and is … Continue reading

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Getting the words out

I just submitted a story to the Three Minute Flash Fiction contest run by NPR. It was a structured little story of 600 words, following their guidelines and topic. It will be one of very many submitted stories and I … Continue reading

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Some people just like to see the world burn

The recent events concerning the storming of embassies and killing of their personnel really upset me. It was triggered, at least in part, by a film that was very offensive to the muslim religion. Now why would anyone make such … Continue reading

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