wo bin ich?

Hin und her schwank’ ich
zwischen Ausland und Zuhause
wenn ich auch nicht
körperlich ausreise.
Es gab zwar viele Chancen
dieses Land zu verlassen
bin aber immer noch da
(bin selbst auch überrascht).Read More »

happy world poetry day!

if the world is made of people
and people all have hearts
then words that move and touch us
can bridge those who stand apart

happy world poetry day!
may your verses’ measure and rhyme
bring you joy and pleasure
and be so much better than mine :)

the good, the bad, and the obama

Those of us in positions of power are elected not just to serve as custodians of the present, but as caretakers of the future.

President Obama gave a speech last night at Georgetown University on climate change action. Reading the transcript fills me with inspiration and hope… until I remember that talk is not enough and action is the biggest challenge. And hang on – upon a closer reading, he actually says some very worrying things!

From a ‘we all have a responsibility to take care of our planet’ perspective, Obama hit all the right notes. Read More »

aye!

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.

– Margaret Thatcher

This is both wisdom – to see something for what it is – and strategy – to see something for what it is, and to use it to your advantage. That’s why personal life is (or should be) completely off limits in political and policy arguments.