Developing an Everyday Eco-Consciousness

Today, I want to publish a blog entry about sustainable practices in everyday life. I’m afraid, many people disregard that “individual social responsibility” is just as constitutive of sustainable development as “corporate social responsibility” (aka another stale buzzword). The latter, CSR, is rightly in the center of the debate of sustainable development, but the former should not be disregarded. … More Developing an Everyday Eco-Consciousness


High-End Medium, but Low-End Message?

Today, I want to tell you something about this lad. Let’s just say, his name is Jonas. Jonas lived on the street for almost 2 years, before he started his training as an office clerk. At the age of 16, he felt like leaving home and school to become a rebellious punk. Now, he’s 24 years old and wears suit and tie; … More High-End Medium, but Low-End Message?

Meeting New Friends and Chancellor Bismarck

Today, I spent the afternoon with my nephew in Bochum’s city park. At first, that might not sound very exciting, but we got to meet some super cool residents of said park. We took some photos of our new friends and also local places of interest and art, such as the “Bismarckturm”, celebrity frog “Fridolin”, “Jungmädchenbrunnen” and a massive fire bowl – rivaling the Olympian one. … More Meeting New Friends and Chancellor Bismarck

A Throwback To Medieval Times

Today, I wanted some knight and dark age feeling so I went hiking to a magnificent water castle and a fortress both in Hattingen, NRW. The water castle and the fortress lie fairly close together, around 2-3 km distance, but I took the slightly longer trail, because of its great outlook: rougly 5-6 km. So all in all it was a nice postprandial hike through the woods. The weather and view was fantastic, but, please, lean back and see for yourself. Enjoy. … More A Throwback To Medieval Times

Guy Gets On The Subway And Dies…

…think anybody will notice?

I’m not so sure about this one, but I will try to figure it out in this entry. Some nights ago I did something I rarely do; I switched on my already-dusty TV. As I adapted to the blinding flash, it did not even take two seconds for me to realize which movie was about to start: Collateral. I know that I am about 11 years late with writing a review on this movie, so I will leave that out. Instead, I want to discuss it on a quite personal level and show you my favorite scene and reflect on a thought-provoking scrap of conversation… … More Guy Gets On The Subway And Dies…

Meeting ‘Kaiser Friedrich lll’ In The Woods

Today, I went backpacking deep in the woods of Haspe, North Rhine-Westphalia. I took the “Three-Tower-Path”, because I wanted to visit and ascend the “Kaiser-Friedrich-Tower” in order to enjoy the magnificent broad view over the woodland and nearby towns. I loved it and the weather was great. I invite you to see it for yourself! … More Meeting ‘Kaiser Friedrich lll’ In The Woods