The Story of a Cat, Snakes and the Devil

Yes, you are right I just took a little walk for you and came back with lots of pictures and stories. This time our destination was Natternberg, a small hill not far from us. What is special about Natternberg? You must know that it lies in a very flat area, very very flat, just this … Continue reading The Story of a Cat, Snakes and the Devil

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He was facing half the Turkish army, armed only with a small piece of cutlery…

Who was facing what???? That's a quote from the TV series 'Black Adder' from 1982 - no, I'm not that old 🙂 - which is one of my all-time favorites on TV, very clever and extremely funny jokes about British History and Literature..everybody loves Rowan Atkinson's 'Mr. Bean', but in my opinion 'Black Adder' is … Continue reading He was facing half the Turkish army, armed only with a small piece of cutlery…

Of Gumbos, Indians, Muses and Kings

Oh I've forgotten to mention some great books about New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Louisiana tradition and history: Gumbo Ya-Ya: A Collection of Louisiana Folk Tales by Robert Tallant (Author), Lyle Saxon (Author), Edward Dreyer (Author) https://lesen.amazon.de/kp/card?asin=B00CMEMK8W&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_hMqIybFCQD699 https://lesen.amazon.de/kp/card?asin=B005IQ64H4&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_eQqIybS3Z5FX2 https://lesen.amazon.de/kp/card?asin=B003ZYEWIE&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_ISqIybZAY051Y And for the perfect music background:  

Festina Lente and Vegetable War

Last time I wrote about my sister's birthday, but September is also the birthmonth of Emporer Augustus, a great and interesting person I spent a lot of time with at University. Maybe our politicians today should read about Augustus and other late Roman Republican senators, it would help them lying and insulting others with style, wit … Continue reading Festina Lente and Vegetable War