Monthly Archives: Oktober 2013

A Night at the Races

Perhaps the highest concentration of horse related activities in Germany can be found in the two villages of Daglfing and Riem, which both are today part of Munich. When we moved here 6 years ago we found a house that once was owned of Charly Seiffert, a famous jokey and horse trainer.  Some of the wooden beams in our bicycle… (more…)

Sunrise and Mist on an Autumn Morning

Pictures taken on my daily ride to work, from Daglfing on the eastern outskirt of Munich, to Neuherberg, on its northern parts. The picture on the very bottom was shot about 40 minutes after the picture on the top. Thats about the time the ride takes me by bike. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via… (more…)

Love and Share Values: Despair and Happyness count differently

For their personal wealth-management people have a quite different perception of a failed investmemnt, depending on whether they lossed some money by investing into a falling fund or they missed the opportunity to invest their money into a growing fund. In the first instance, they count it once was their own money which was lost by putting it into the… (more…)

Surviving in the front yard of hell

hi michael, over the last 3 years i more and more revised my former indifference with books, and now i like to visit book stores more regularily. my aunt Farnaz has red many books, and it is her who gives me good literature to read or recommends my new or classic books. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, you might remember… (more…)

Washington D.C. wont turn into Gotham City

After several weeks of facing a complete and long-lasting shut-down of the US government, sending home all public sector workers and closing most administrative offices, a friend of mine working at the NIH NCI in Bethesda/Maryland told how relieved she was yesterday to pass again the gates of her re-opened institute. I had completely forgotten that many americans just like… (more…)

Is the Persian Cat ready for Lift-Off ?

Shall I feel honoured that finally the Iranian authorities recognised my effort to promote the Persian Cat as a mayor player in science and research ?  Or shall I tell them what other science nations have experienced a long time ago ? That is the recent news (source: The Guardian) about another effort of the Tehran regime to conquer space:… (more…)

Just an ordinary day

Came to my lab at 9.30 am, with the firm idea to finish a manuscript and work a bid on my DSc thesis, At 9.40 am my master student arrived, whom a had not seen for the last 3 month after he did his last experiments.  Two weeks ago he called to tell me that all his MSc thesis drafts… (more…)