Another great page I love to look at with classes, and, additionally, on you tube: How Things are Made – little videos reminiscent of the German show with the Mouse.
… are always a chance to take up the topic of a historical event.
The most crucial anniversary of 2014, at least from a European perspective, is the centennial of World War 1. History books tell us the outbreak of war was triggered by the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, an incident that Nassim Taleb considers might have been a Black Swan: an unpredictable event of large impact. Continue reading
In the beginning minutes of class meetings, we sometimes talk about the weather – actually ‘rather often’ would be a more accurate description. But us being in Germany, this might not be so surprising as the weather changes all the time, and not just by nuances (talking about the weather in Florida might be less entertaining). Continue reading
Every once in a while and more often than one would think, a conversation starts about food. The triggers are various. In my case, as I have changed my diet a year ago, and don’t eat certain things (actually mainly two things), questions sometimes arise when this gets noticed. Continue reading