A life times two
The adventures of Parvin & Klaus
In a way this blog began some 40 years ago when we met and decided to do this whole thing, called life, together. It originally started as hand-written ‘letters to no one in particular‘ about our travels and adventures all over the world with multiple carbon copies I sent around to a bunch of friends. From adventure stories it evolved to deeper reflections about life I’m sharing now also with unknown friends, with the world, really. In the beginning I often thought that writing was a way to connect with myself, however, I discovered how deeply it connects me with others; not only through feedback I may get but simply by “preparing” my thoughts so others can understand them. When I write I somehow have to imagine to be the reader. This alone was a wonderful teaching. I’m happy if I make readers think a bit sometimes. Over the years it all got a life of its own with ups and downs, with self doubt and self inflation. Last but not least I love to share all this because, what else should I do with it?
(I started this blog in spring 2011, however, a big part, dating back many years prior, are conversions of old e-mail attachments.)
Who we are – Parvin and me – may become clear enough when you browse through this blog. A minimal profile could go like this:
Parvin: Born in Iran, became a physicist in Germany. Klaus: Born in Germany, was an engineer with a very short but intense career. We belong to the baby boomer generation, married and devoted to each other for ever and a day, have no kids because we thought there are already more than enough on this planet. We retired already 25 years ago, and live a pretty adventurous life in summer in the Pacific Northwest of the USA and in winter in Mexico.
Under stories I have gathered all about past adventures. These are mostly “stand-alone” stories; some have been articles in various publications.
Under articles you can find similar but more general reflections.
Under Winters you get more reflections and all about our kayaking-fishing-exploring-life in Mexico.
Under Summers you find posts about mountains and home life.
Under poems you find just that.
Under Use key words to search this blog you can search for any topic or any subject I may have touched in this blog.
I also have many pictures on my flickr site: Click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/40212066@N08/
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