Read Carefully !
Take it or leave it !
Any mistakes in spelling, grammar or translation – caused by translating my in german-language-thought- sentences into english language are all entirely my fault, are put there just because I could and left in as an exercise for you, my reader.
I am bored prefixing everything I say with “I think” or “in my opinion”. Everything I say is my opinion; the only thing of which I am certain is that there is very little of which one can be certain. As I am self-employed, this all is also the opinion of my employer.
But again : all opinions in my website are mine.
I doubt that they have ever belonged to anyone else, but in the unlikely event that you agree to them the situation changes : in this case they`re ours.
In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time…I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This website is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various memes running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed in here may not be the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.
Just in case : if I say or said something stupid here in the past or will do in the future, it’s better to be able to point out that the stupidity is mine, and mine alone.
My stupidity ! – You can’t have it!
ANOTHER POINT TO THINK ABOUT :
THIS IS A PERSONAL WEBSITE !
That fact means nothing. It is not a peer-reviewed journal, a final archive of my writing, a sponsored publication, or the product of gatekeeping and editing. That does mean something…it means that while the ideas and thoughts are often vital and the product of a long gestational period, the writing itself is not. It is essentially as it came from the keyboard: spontaneous, unproved, unrevised, and corrected afterward only when necessary to address mistakes that grossly effect the intent.
It would be distinctly unwise – not to mention uncharitable – to play connect-the-dots with my physical life and work and my “life of the mind,” as scanty as either might be. My attitude at work, my reaction to ideas, your grade (good or bad), the length and tone of my discussion at the coffee pot or in the evenings with one or more glasses of the famous australian red wine and my husband , the intensity and duration of my lovemaking, the time it took for me to return your letter or email, and the quality and quantity of my response to you in any medium are probably not tied to anything you read here… at least not in a way that you will be able to confidently assume without sharing years of psychotherapy and the bills that come with it.
“I’m a human being and my website reflects that humanity.”
I err therefore I’m human, right?
So, I think I said it all – don‘t know what to write here anymore . If you can‘t remember – maybe you had one or more laughs in between- please scroll to the top of this page and start reading again…..