Category: culture

Cycling anecdote

This morning the traffic lights jumped from yellow to red just as I was approaching a pedestrian crossing. I stopped. A man and a small boy were standing on the sidewalk, waiting. The man turns to me and comments angrily or sarcastically: Zu müde zum velofahren? (= too tired to cycle?) I responded that I […]

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Ten twenty seven

Sipping coffee. Reading tweets. Faving Flickr photos. And listening to “Klassik-Pop-et cetera” on dradio.de. Some music references to remember: Paul Gerhard “Ich steh an deiner Krippe hier” Mahalia Jackson “Go tell it on the mountain” Pete Seeger Johann Sebastian Bach “Ich lasse dich nicht denn du segnest mich denn” Some ancient poetry that crossed my […]

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A Sunday evening in mid-November

Instead of watching Tatort, I went for a short jog combined with lots of walking. I am still not back in my jogging routine. Yet. But I am enjoying being outside. It was so beautifully warm today. And. It is a good way to reflect. Time for mind blogging. I like being outdoors. I really […]

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Buildings to see in Basel

I stumbled across a list of places to see in Basel (link now broken) and decided to venture out and have a look at some of the listed architecture. Freidorf Residential Estate (1920) by Hannes Meyer in Muttenz near Basel Antoniuskirche (1927), near Kannenfeldplatz, Basel by Karl Moser I really like this church building. It […]

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On digital natives

Using the term digital native to describe all netizens born after 1980 is way too general.  I found this interesting article discussing various findings: Only a minority of students actively created their own content or used emerging technologies such as blogs, social networking and podcasts. And a significant proportion of them had lower levels of […]

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