Author Archives: susankubitz

Comfort from the local political scene

Believers in the European ideal, and I am one, have taken a beating in the 2014 election. Iam one – brought up in a family that saw it as right to have my sister’s penfriend from Bielefeld to stay in … Continue reading

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Bees in my bonnet

That should be the title of this miscellany of blog entries! But as the chutney and bottled and frozen fruit from last year runs out, I look kindly on the buzzing visitors in hopes of plenty more plums and redcurrants. … Continue reading

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A Tuesday with no torture?

Today is the day in the year 2014 when people are asked, especially by Amnesty International, to help get rid of this:       If you would be kind enough to read more, here are two addresses (in English): … Continue reading

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Monday morning again

…and I’ve been checking I knew the right words for what I used to know as the microprocessors on which most of our cars’ safe functioning relies.  Here, for instance: http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/overview.jsp?code=SNSMEMSOVERVIEW where it says that the MEMS I’m currently interested … Continue reading

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Birds of the world, unite!

Though translation and teaching give me much delight, life these days would be unimaginable without my glimpses of feathered visitors to our balcony, and, through all the wonderful technology that is enriching our lives, into the human-avian interface. In the … Continue reading

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Squishy toadstools and hard tests

It just shows how few people in my home country have shown an interest over the years in this best of forms of food for free. I had to go on line to check the pronunciation of the “species” part … Continue reading

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As simply as Defoe did

Am reading, thanks to the Gutenberg Project, “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas”, which was in actual fact written by Gertrude Stein. This is indicative of the Miscellany that is my “life of the mind”. Gertrude Stein was well outside … Continue reading

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