Category Archives: Keep on fighting

Somewhere in Essex

Or: Leaving Germany – again? For good? Whatever Yes, I’ve gone and done it again – moved my family to a different country. Or should I say back to an old country? I’ve moved from Germany to the UK again, … Continue reading

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Long, Slow Distance

First, I want to talk about cheese. Some cheese, yesterday. I heard the term “big cheese” used in reference to a person for the first time in the mid-nineties, when I moved to the UK. Of course I wondered why … Continue reading

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I was a bit puzzled by that word the first few times I heard it in the context of my work, in conjunction with the European XFEL construction project. While recovering from the impact – after all, I had spent … Continue reading

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Why do we do this again?

This seems like a particularly good time to focus on what’s nice about blogging. Dunno why. And if anyone reads this who doesn’t know what I’m talking about: you don’t want to know. Really. Anyway, coincidentally I just stumbled across … Continue reading

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