Dignity vs. Politics

My son is not a bobble-head anymore. He smiles when he likes something, laughs when we tickle him. He is learning to make new sounds, and learning to crawl. He has fake attention-seeking crying, complaining crying, hungry crying and full-on something is wrong crying. He is almost eight months old and this is how much…


It was not a particularly calm evening, I had got some bad news from home as well. I was cooking, making lunch for the next day, and Heiko was in the living room with Sophie. He came in, paused my Tamil serial (yes, I watch nonsense Tamil serials. They are my cooking friends) and looked like he was going to give me bad news. “There was an attack at a Christmas market in Berlin”, he said.

How Should We Be Remembered in History?

The bill that was passed in Denmark last evening, the rising support for Donald Trump and using the word “Islamophobia” are all steps in the wrong direction. This is my angry, frustrated rant on humanity.