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  • T.I.L.T. #150 — It’s Time To Be Novel

    T.I.L.T. #150 — It’s Time To Be Novel

    18/10/2015 Duração: 03min

    I have written twenty-five T.I.L.T.s this year since I relaunched in February. Not every week like planned, but life has a way of getting in the way of my creative genius! Or maybe it was too many Martinis? Hmmm. Who knows. Who cares! At least I am writing somewhat regularly. And on that note, I […]

  • T.I.L.T. #149 — Made In Germany? Watch Out!

    T.I.L.T. #149 — Made In Germany? Watch Out!

    04/10/2015 Duração: 05min

    Uh oh, seems things were too good to be true in the good old Bundesrepublik. The Fatherland has been riding high the last few years, with the strongest economy in Europe, the best football team in the world, the moral high ground of leading the way by denouncing intolerance and welcoming refugees above and beyond […]

  • T.I.L.T. #148 — Trump Is German and His Mom Is An Immigrant

    T.I.L.T. #148 — Trump Is German and His Mom Is An Immigrant

    20/09/2015 Duração: 04min

    Red alert! Red Alert! Donald Trump is not an American! OK, so he was born in New York, but his mother is from Scotland and his grandparents are German!  His family name was originally ‘Drumpf’ which for those of you who speak German sounds like a strange sock or a stupid smurf. What’s more, most […]

  • T.I.L.T. #147 — Action Without Action

    T.I.L.T. #147 — Action Without Action

    13/09/2015 Duração: 06min

    Let the floodgates open. Fireworks just went off outside my home. Or were they all just in my mind? The wind is blowing now, rustling and shaking the large trees outside my window. The active sounds of the Earth come and go but is the Earth actively doing anything? Or is it just, well, is? […]

  • T.I.L.T. #146 — There’s No Place Like Home

    T.I.L.T. #146 — There’s No Place Like Home

    09/08/2015 Duração: 05min

    Hello again, faithful T.I.L.T. fans, your intrepid author is back after a much-needed vacation and comfortably settling into his new home. The last weeks, months — year? — have been a whirlwind of activity of change, change, and more change. On the home front, it’s been a fun and fabulous first year of marriage, filled […]

  • T.I.L.T. #145 — Don’t Forget To Pack Your Brain

    T.I.L.T. #145 — Don’t Forget To Pack Your Brain

    09/08/2015 Duração: 04min

    Greetings from America, faithful readers and listeners. Sorry for the absence the last couple of weeks. I have a lot of excuses like the fact that I moved house and then went on holiday. But the real truth is that somewhere along the way, I lost my brain. Now how can you lose a brain, […]

  • T.I.L.T. #144 — Happy Anno Uno!

    T.I.L.T. #144 — Happy Anno Uno!

    14/06/2015 Duração: 02min

    Today is my one year wedding anniversary, which according to tradition is the ‘paper’ anniversary. To honor the occasion, I dedicate this week’s digital paper T.I.L.T. to my loving wife in the form of an old-fashioned poem. Happy Anno Uno! Has it really been a year, my dear? Are you weary of me yet? I […]

  • T.I.L.T. #143 — Graduation Speeches Sans Jobs

    T.I.L.T. #143 — Graduation Speeches Sans Jobs

    07/06/2015 Duração: 05min

    We just celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2015 at Jacobs University. It’s the 8th class I’ve seen complete their studies. The 8th graduation ceremony I’ve helped produce. And the 8th time I’ve heard one graduation speech after another trying hard to entertain, enlighten, and inspire. Graduating from university marks the end of formal […]

  • T.I.L.T. #142 — Costume Changes

    T.I.L.T. #142 — Costume Changes

    31/05/2015 Duração: 05min

    Last night I had the pleasure of watching my talented wife perform on stage in a play. She was playing a queen in a fairy tale. The role seemed to come naturally for her. This shouldn’t be surprising, though, since she is of course the Queen of our daily home life. Depending on the day, […]

  • T.I.L.T. #141 — Change Your Underwear

    T.I.L.T. #141 — Change Your Underwear

    24/05/2015 Duração: 05min

    I’ve come to realize more and more lately that change, in its endless variety of forms, has always been a central theme in my life. I’ll bet its true for many people whether they realize it or not. Hence, I’ve decided to focus T.I.L.T. for the foreseeable future on the processes and challenges and rewards […]