Borderline Child Pornography

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 18, 2014 in News & Opinion |

The German press is full of the latest scandal to hit political circles: a well thought of politician has been accused of purchasing child pornography from a Canadian company and accusations are flying in all directions. There are three main threads to this story. In the first we have the politician himself: accused of purchasing […]

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A Massive Discriminatory Step Back

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 17, 2014 in News & Opinion |

The Land of the Free. I wonder how old that all-encompassing claim is, and whether the USA will ever be able to live up to it. This Land of the Free which begs: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free. Fine, this inscription is on the Statue of Liberty […]

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A Few More Days

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 16, 2014 in Publishing |

It seems like an absolute age since I first wrote my short story The Temptation of Words and uploaded it to Amazon. In the meantime Amazon have decided not to accept it any more, although I see that it is still there, because we haven’t managed to get our tax indemnity from the IRS yet. […]

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Thank You, Deutsche Post!

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 16, 2014 in Internet |

It seems as if everyone has problems with the post office, and with all the different delivery services which have sprung up to fill the market over the last few years, and I am no different. It’s bad enough that I can only buy stamps at the local post office which isn’t really a post […]

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Review: Liebe Kann Man Nicht Googeln

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 15, 2014 in Articles and Reviews |

In theory women in the Thirty-something age group have their lives fully organized, are set in their ways and looking forward to the late evenings: husband back home; children in bed; dishes in the dishwasher; peace and quiet with a cuddle on the sofa in front of the television. In reality many are still thinking […]

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Review: On The Nature Of Things

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 14, 2014 in Articles and Reviews |

There was a time, many centuries ago, when man believed that the Earth was the center of the universe, that the sun and stars revolved around this small planet and that everything could be explained away by referring to the gods. To a certain extent things have not changed: there are still those who believe […]

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Review: The German Genius

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 13, 2014 in Articles and Reviews |

The opening section of this massive book makes one fact clear before we get into the details of German Genius: the English-speaking world has little or no idea of the influence Germany has had on the world prior to the Second World War; history teaching in many schools is limited to a very small time […]

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What’s Good For One….

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 12, 2014 in News & Opinion |

In a brief statement the new(ish) government of Germany called demands for a pay rise of 3.5% for some public servants far too much. At the same time it was announced that politicians in the country’s service have awarded themselves a two-tiered pay rise, bringing their monthly income to about € 9000. What is good […]

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Face To Face With Facebook

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 11, 2014 in Internet, News & Opinion |

Facebook was once thought of as being the future for social interaction, the perfect medium to stay in touch with friends, to promote your business, to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Today many of us know better. Facebook – and all the other social networks – are nothing more than clicks on a screen, […]

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Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 10, 2014 in Personal, Publishing |

Well, it looks as if I have finally arrived in the world. Not only am I Internet Famous but now, to add to the accolades, I am World Famous! I take, naturally, such honors with an exceptionally large pinch of salt: Greetings! This is the final notice regarding your inclusion within the 2014 Edition of […]

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