• Language Barriers
    Language Barriers

    The maintenance of our greatest cultural achievement requires constant work on our skills. You have to decide which one it’s going to be: “Ick bin ein Berliner,” or rather, “Senk you for travelling viz Deutsche…

  • Deutsche Thoroughness
    Deutsche Thoroughness

    As a German who chose to live in the United States for a while, the first thing you miss is not the good old Schwarzbrot – it’s the art of engineering.

  • Evolution Has a Thing for Wackos
    Evolution Has a Thing for Wackos

    Why people prefer conspiracy theories and mystical tales to rational science.

  • How to Find Oneself
    How to Find Oneself

    During a pandemic. At the age of 50. And without going on a pilgrimage through northern Spain.

  • How (Not) to Solve Problems
    How (Not) to Solve Problems

    A transatlantic comparison