Monthly Archives: Dezember 2011

A day in life

Dear Michael, from the few movie DVDs that you gave me last year in Munich, there were some that may have left a long-lasting impression. For instance “2001 – A space odyssee” and of course “Brackfast at Tiffanys”. If I would have to write a list of movies that are unforgetable for me, these two might be on it. And… (more…)

Shab Yalda

Ghazal, my Dear, Did you recognized that daylight lasted for 2 minutes longer today than it did yesterday ? I hope you experienced some sun shine altogether in Stockholm. But even if it was just another dim day today, you should be happy to know that from today on we will have more and more daylight, since today is Yalda,… (more…)

Skiing in Iran with Farah Diba Pahlevi

Hi Michael, when I woke up this morning the view from the window brought a big surprise: suddenly the green around our house had turned white and the roofs and the trees all were covered with a thick layer of fluffy snow. This is the definite sign that a very long autumn is over now, and Yalda and Christmas days… (more…)

Christopher Hitchens dies at age of 62

Dear Ghazal, Christopher Hitchens, one of the bravest opponents of religious hypocrisy and fighter for a secular and educated society died today. In his 2007 book “God is not Great” Hitchens dismantled the concept of a God or a supreme being as being a totalitarian belief that destroys individual freedom. His opinion that free expression and scientific discovery should replace… (more…)

The Higgs Particle Thiefs

BBC News (13-12-2011): The Search for the Higgs-Boson: LHC scientists to release best evidence Anticipation is building in the run-up to presentations of the best-yet evidence for – or against – the existence of the Higgs boson.  Rumours have been swirling about the findings for weeks, ahead of the announcement on Tuesday afternoon. The famed particle is a missing link… (more…)

Christian faith, Shia Islam and Nazi Fascism: Common patterns

Christian faith, Shia Islam and Nazi Fascism share one common in their roots:  All three ideologies or religions are based on the myth that their founder (or at least one of their earliest believers) were killed by the enemy. Hence, all three seek for supporters who are willing to take revenge by assasinating as many as possible of the branded… (more…)