Last night, when I saw the 400 lights at the Reflection Pool, I felt sadness and how could I not, knowing that the 400 lights stood for almost 400,000 lost lives. The people we have lost to COVID-19 being mourned publicly for the first time in a year.Continue reading
The President sometimes does the same that Pontius Pilate once did. He pardons a convict, following the lines of the Roman governor in Judea, known from the Bible, who condemned Jesus Christ and at the same time pardoned a robber.Continue reading
Democracy on the line
proud boys on standby
the last attempt to land a coup.
Voices shouting, protesting, demanding to stop the count, fearing it might not go their way. What country you asked?
Please, don’t! It’s too embarrassing to admit. It does sound a bit like South America, or perhaps Eastern Europe in the 80’s, when most of them were still dancing to the music of Russia.Continue reading
This election day is important to me. The last four years have left me exhausted, but it also has brought out the best in me. I am still me, just stronger!Continue reading
I am always surrounded by women. Most of them are my customers, my students, my friends and neighbors. The last months I have met more women than ever before. I had dipped my toes into charity work, and it turns out to be as infectious as they had warned me about.Continue reading
My husband got up early today. I overslept a bit, opened my eyes slowly. It was cold in the bedroom, still dark outside. I sat up and turned on the news. My daily routine. I leave the TV on until I go downstairs. My daily dose of negativity, served in the morning ice-cold, to get it over with.Continue reading
1989 I sat in the lobby of a hotel in Frankfurt/Germany and watched the fall of the Berlin Wall on TV, surrounded by co-workers and clients. The beginning of a new era. We were optimistic and full of joy. At the time is seemed that the influence of the U.S. and western European countries was expanding, and nothing could stop it.Continue reading
A little girl, cute as she can be, with the confidence of a toddler, leaning against an Audi Sport RS4. Beautiful picture that backfired, because we live at a time where any kind of normal is just no longer possible.Continue reading
Here we go again! Without having a choice, you force me now to accept unwillingly the new Gutenberg WordPress editor and while I try to be as open-minded as I possibly can be, I find myself not liking it right from the start – just because of the way you stuffed it rudely down my throat.Continue reading