Category Archives: koblenz

On not getting started, again

Dordrecht, September 15. Above me on the wall in green faux handwriting a long quote from Francis Bacon’s “Of Gardens”. It begins GOD Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures… This has been … Continue reading

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Ich habe keine Ducati

So, two intensive weeks at the Goethe Institute and I am linguistically charged ein bischen. I can now count to a thousand and name all the countries in the EU. Still have some problems translating Heine. Anyway, the final leg … Continue reading

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