...my (more or less) private
or professional corner...
Born in 1935 in Elbing (now Elblag, Poland), grown up and
education in Nienburg (North Germany).
of Psychology, English and German literature. Educated text and photo editor,
free-lance science journalist, book editor for Umschau
Verlag (with a focus on arts and picture-based books), later for
(special aspects of literature, psychology, natural and social sciences), book translator (H. Alfvén, E.C.M.
Frijling-Schreuder, R.D. Laing, A. Prokopiou, and others). Lectureships in
adult education institutions. Since 1972 director of examinations and publishing at a Frankfurt
scientific institute for adult education, offering programmed
examinations in the modern languages and sciences throughout Europe. German representative in
European organisations for further-education testing (languages and
informatics). Retired since 1998.
publications: Hallstatt (2016), St. Bartholomä am Königssee (2016),
Leben ist nicht genug, sagte der Schmetterling (2017), Goldene
to Inge Teichmann (picture above), scientific translator and editor, since 1964;
2 children, 4 grandchildren.
amateur radio (since 1954) - photography
(with a focus on nature, art, archtitecture, landscape, and portrait photography) - flower,
rock and water gardening, garden design
- cats, tortoises and turtles.
I like beside my hobbies: my Family, lifelong learning, islands, classical music and traditional jazz, hiking, all
facets of nature, the nearby Odenwald, good but not-too-dry wines, vineyards (all
seasons), Bavarian food and the people making and eating it, neigbours with a soft spot
for antenna aesthetics, dreaming on the sunny bench in my garden with
a glass of Rosé or Riesling, my roses, my
azaleas, my hemerocallises, nearly all other flowers, the purr of a cat, the croaking of frogs in the
garden pond... briefly: everything...
I really dislike:
without being attacked, propaganda and advertising, pseudo-learned politicians (they are the most terrible pest
of our time...), Nazis and other brainless frogs without wigs,
economical globalisation and capitalists without social conscience (who treat humans even worse than
other "raw materials"), all sorts of
capital investors, the malicious system of "political correctness"
neither "political" nor
"correct", but just a dirty synonym or
a duplicitous euphemism for
insincerity, ignoring the truth, and a cloak for
"Conciousness imperialism", "domestication of one's conscience",
"passepartout justification", as Martin Walser said in his famous
2011 Harvard speech).
I am a convinced Socialist!
few of my thoughts:
I wish I could redo
almost everything in my past - with the knowledge and the feelings of today.
The more you get to know - the more friends you are going to loose -
the more lonesome you will be.
I wish I could plant a tree and be its roots.
To chafe with impatience is
one of the great negative virtues of our time.
Being in doubt, you better talk to shadows than to
Making you wear a uniform is stealing freedom.