Category Archives: Stories

Klaus the seaman

– One of my many non-careers – Just out of highschool – I think it was barely a few days after graduation – I went to Hamburg and looked for a job on a big ship. “Where do you want to … Continue reading

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A house in the woods

 In 1992 we lived for one long summer in an old homestead ranch in northern California. Out in nowhere, some 12 miles south of the tiny town of Hayfork in the middle of the Trinity National Forest, it was the most romantic place … Continue reading

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Our several homes on wheels

It all started 1972 with this one: A Hanomag ‘Bahlsen-cookie‘-delivery van. The first one I ever converted to something like a motor home. (Here you see it after a near head-on collision with a truck in India, which left it ugly … Continue reading

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Persian Rugs

When we were young, playing around with ideas how to make money, we had a little rug business, buying and selling high quality Persian rugs. When we traveled through Parvin’s home country for the first time I spent hours and … Continue reading

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My Sister

She laughs often and hard, in fact, when she laughs it often seems as if she’s wetting her pants. She lives far away in a big city on the east coast; I don’t see her very often. In spite of … Continue reading

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To whom did all this happen?

Reflecting on the phenomenon of self after the experience of anesthesia during a medical procedure.  – An unexpected awakening –           … I remember the activities of the people in the hospital who were preparing me for a stomach-endoscopy. It all … Continue reading

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You can’t change the world

A reflection on perception, on the nature of identity, and on physics. – A new definition of hope – It was perhaps half a lifetime ago, somewhere in Northern Thailand. I had wandered through the partially overgrown ruins of an ancient Buddhist … Continue reading

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