Whispers of Mortality

Friday, 9 November I am returning from an unexpected sabbatical. It started with nine days in Berlin’s Charité hospital. Oddly the notification came at another »

Sharing Not Caring

Friday, 5 October Paris is under siege. It often is in September-October. The traffic is terrible. Disgruntled workers, back from a month’s holiday, start striking »


Friday, 21 September Writers block is bad news for a writer but a much more critical condition is affecting me at the moment: brain block. I »

Summing Up Summer

Friday, 7 September Every year in the middle of August a miracle occurs in Paris. And I’m not referring to the Virgin Mary’s trip »

What Is Good

Friday, 13 July We have once again crossed the Rhine. It does not get any easier with practice, even on a Sunday. Half of Europe was »