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Of False Memories and Explosions

Yesterday, I came across this article by Kate Lunau on Motherboard, in which psychologist Julia Shaw explains false memories and how they form. It’s a fascinating article, which also struck a chord with me, because I have a very vivid … Continue reading

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Sirens in the Night

Yesterday at shortly after midnight, I was sitting at my PC trying to write, when suddenly the fire sirens went off. Since I live in a semi-rural suburb, we still have a volunteer fire brigade that is assembled via sirens … Continue reading

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Arson, attempted murder and the destruction of a 150 year old department store

Yesterday evening, I was at the monthly translators’ meet-up at a restaurant in Bremen city centre. At around a quarter to ten, I was driving home along an elevated road through the city centre and noticed a dark cloud drifting … Continue reading

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Photos: Charles Rennie Mackintosh Architecture

I promised you photos, so here you have photos. Alas, these photos aren’t new, but were drawn from my personal archives due to current events. You may have heard that the Glasgow School of Art, a stunning Art Noveau building … Continue reading

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Photos: Bremen Harbour

As promised, here is the second part of the photos I took during my recent excursion to the Walle neighbourhood of Bremen. Part 1 was devoted to the 19th century Walle Cemetery, while part 2 covers photos of the Bremen … Continue reading

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Christmas 2012

Our Christmas was wet, mild and quiet. My uncle came for lunch on Christmas Day, otherwise we were among ourselves. We had a minor uproar, when my Dad incinerated a mincemeat tart. My parents had bought a package of mincemeat … Continue reading

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Two Fires and a Linguistic Oddity

Early this morning, Bremen suffered two arson attacks in the same neighbourhood, in the very same street even. The attacks were very nasty, the arsonist set fire in the stairwells of two apartment blocks. Those are old buildings – both … Continue reading

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YA goes dark, Salman Rushdie goes TV, Haruki Murakami goes anti-nuclear, some thoughts on urban fantasy and a headline from a parallel universe

The long Pentecost/Whitsun weekend, though I still have one more day of school holidays. I also have links for you: Yesterday, an airship, more precisely the Goodyear blimp, caught fire and crashed in Hessen. This would seem like a news … Continue reading

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A Fire and Some Writing Links

Today, my evening was interrupted by this fire or rather the resulting smoke and sirens. The fire is within easy walking distance of my home. I could even see the smoke plume and of course hear the sirens and the … Continue reading

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Fire, Pulp and Romance

First the good news, the Moerdijk fire I mentioned in my post yesterday is under control. Locals are still warned to keep their doors and windows closed and not to eat vegetables grown in the open. Shipping on the Hollandse … Continue reading

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