Occasional musings, Geistesblitze, photos, drawings etc. by a "resident alien", who has landed on American soil from a far-away planet called "Germany".

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Word of the Month: Der Querdenker

Word of the Month: Index

Quer is an adverb meaning "across," and a Denker is a thinker (from denken - to think). In combination, the words indicate a person who thinks independently or "outside the box," as the saying goes. Querdenkerin is the female form. But whatever the gender, the implication is that the ideas of such a person are not always understood or accepted.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Photobook: Bhutan and Nepal

Here's my latest—you'll understand why we found this trip unforgettable. As usual, full-screen view is best (although some images may look grainy, depending on your monitor).