Rhythmic clapping – a letter in response

Berlin, 27 Jun 2022. Dear J, my lines are coming late, but they are coming. I am truly pleased that you read my post about the Ukraine war, and even more that you found acceptable reasoning in my 25 cents of assessment. The exception is what I had to say about...

From Berlin

Sunday May 1, Treptow Park, East Berlin, Soviet Memorial honoring the victory of the Red Army over Hitler-Germany. Not so many visitors. A Swiss family, on bicycles, gets an explanation. Hitler was like Putin, but different, declares the father in the vernacular of...

Corona call: Johann Aeschlimann

Johann Aeschlimann (70) has discovered gardening, and he writes this blog. He turned 70 years old last Saturday. Johann, why is the blog silent for quite a time now? I was a little busy. But now, I am making a new start. See, a blog is like a diary. It is only a few...

Corona call: Sable Makonnen

Sable Makonnen (62) came to the United States in the late seventies as an immigrant from Ethiopia. After losing her job in New York, she is about to move back to the D.C. area. She is moved to tears about what happens to America and she participated in a Black Lives...

Corona Call: Mary Regan

Mary Regan (60) is an English teacher at the United Nations in New York City. After two months, she is back at her Manhattan apartment.   Hi Mary, what’s going on in your neck of the woods?  Today, I went to the UN for the first time in three months, my computer...