Category Archives: Blast from the past

Childhood and other memories.

Video games and me

I was never a gamer. When I grew up I had very limited access to computers and technology, so my first video game experience happened when I was in my twenties. It was a game sponsored by a bank, where … Continue reading

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Oh Harry Crane, whatever happened to you?

Let’s talk TV. (Warning, spoilers ahead.) Just like many other people, I too watch the misogynistic den that is the show Mad Men on Sunday nights. (Actually on Monday nights, because we don’t have cable anymore and need to wait … Continue reading

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No covers

Two days ago Maureen Johnson wrote a blog post about how the book industry gives very different covers to books of female authors than it does to books of their male counterparts. The female covers are more flimsy, cute and … Continue reading

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Heimat – What is that?

The German word “Heimat” is one of those terms that takes a few sentences to grasp instead of having a single word translation. There is no directly corresponding English term. If there would be, it would start with home and … Continue reading

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Some people stick out

Margaret Thatcher died today. A great many people are now either eulogizing and honoring her, or are wishing her a final good riddance. However, very few people are indifferent to the news. For me, she symbolizes the era of British … Continue reading

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Der Dia Abend – The slide show evening

As much as all the photo sharing and instagramming and album creating nowadays can get on your nerves, it has some positive side-effects. One of them is, that it has virtually erased the need for a certain social event that … Continue reading

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