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The elections here are over, and the outcome is worse than I had expected or hoped for – the AfD is third strongest party in the Bundestag. That is a definite step to the right, and the right is not … Continue reading

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Here’s another hodgepodge of things you will hopefully find interesting: Springer has an ebook sale until August 1, where you can buy all books from the archive (from between 1842-2004) for 9,99 € with a coupon code. It is valid … Continue reading

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The Brexit is still very much haunting me. I joked on Facebook that feeding my Lemon Curd habit will be more difficult in the future, but that is, of course, not the real reason why the outcome of the referendum … Continue reading

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My hopes are shattered – the British referendum on whether to stay in the EU or leave it has happened, and too many people voted “leave”. This makes June 23 a really sad day, and a lot of my friends … Continue reading

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There’s a lot of politics going on at the moment, all the time, that make me wish… I’m actually not really sure what to wish for. Probably some more human decency for everybody, plus some more awareness and shit-giving for … Continue reading

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History is not always pleasant, and historical monuments are not always aesthetically pleasing, or convenient. Still it’s important to keep them so we can remember – and this includes remembering darker aspects of our past. One monument connected to the … Continue reading

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A while ago (a good while!), I posted a link to the petition against the closure of the Musee des Tissus in Lyon, France. (If you haven’t signed yet, you can still do so!) It looked rather bleak for a … Continue reading

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