Snapping back to real life: Experimentation in Uranian blogging

Well, that tells you a little bit about the young Gezka FaucMerz and the  middle aged but not old yet – Kiel Bronson.

Those of you reading regularly have been introduced to the Five Big Questions in Life – which is an overview of the field of philosophy: there is one chapter dedicated to each of the 5 main branches of Western philosophy.  The approach is hands on, for people ready to practice philosophy.

It is true that this blog has some experimental characteristics, which may come across at times as inconsistency.

Earlier today, I read part of a print magazine article about blogging in the German language.  There were a lot of t’s and z’s in it [pained and canned laughter].  It was about whether or not narcissism shows up more or less in the so called blogosphere.  Personally, I think it has to do with how often people blog in private and how much they feel read. I knew one young woman who used to blog in a cafe where a few of us writers and would be writers congregated with many others.  I usually blog in what would otherwise be ‘private’.  If no one read it, it might as be about my armpit hair in that no one else needs to have any interest in it at all as long as it seems relevant to me.  However, the more readers there are the less it seems acceptable to me to go on about ‘what I saw when I gazed at my own navel’.

Yes, it is different if it a scene in a movie or an advertisement for razors or deodorant.


Living as a foreigner – update

As most of you already know, I am living in Germany as a foreigner “for a few years” because my son is not foreign to this nation or to the USA and I wanted him to get to know Germany as well as the USA during his youth but be able to have “Mommy and Daddy” – as well as any step-parents (as what happened made it so that he had some) available throughout his youth.

There is no doubt about it: I do know Germany better now than I did when we first arrived over 2 years ago now.  It is not really ‘how I had thought’ which both surprises me and doesn’t….we had both visited before but not stayed for so long.

This is also the first time I have spent more than a few weeks in the countryside since I was age 5 to …well…put it this way, the son had never lived in the countryside before we moved here…and I had not lived in a place like this – ever.  I guess this is normal for Europe, but it is really a densely populated village with farm animals around many a corner.  It is not like American rural – there are loads of people here…4000 or so within about 2 square miles!…but Mavis the dairy cow lives right next to the Schmidt family…and the Weiters have like 30 chickens running around in their front yard…and a 20something woman who lives as a goat herd here in the neighborhood even sports a goat tattoo on one of her shins.  If it isn’t that, then it’s the horses.  Farm animals and brick houses….