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For detailed biographical information, please check the very first article of this blog. Thanks!

Settling down and taking care of Max

It has been a while since I last posted mainly for two reasons: I got very busy trying to find an apartment in Taipei...

Readapting to Taipei

I was allowed to leave the mandatory strict hotel quarantine three weeks ago and have since then moved twice. First into the shared apartment...

A sign of life from Taiwan

Dear readers, after a long break I decided to show a sign of life on my 54th birthday. While I'm still in strict confinement...

Another important notice

I’m glad to inform my readers that, God willing, my planned return to Taiwan WITH MY TWO CATS MAX AND LENI will take place...

Important notice

I’m sorry to inform my readers that after one year of very regular writing, due to even more unforeseen difficulties related to my planned...

Pilar Primo de Rivera, female leader in Franco’s Spain

The leader of the only female mass organization in Francoist Spain, the Women's Section (Sección Femenina, SF) of the Falangist movement, which was Fascist in its...

Amancio Ortega, the Spanish self-made man

Spanish billionaire businessman Amancio Ortega Gaona was born on March 28th, 1936 as the youngest of four children in the small village of Busdongo de...

Auguste Chapdelaine, French martyr of China

Auguste Chapdelaine was the French Christian missionary whose violent death at the hands of Chinese authorities on February 29th,1856 became the casus belli for...

Childhood memories from the Spanish countryside

It had been a long time since I had lunch with Spanish friends two days in a role. This wasn’t just because of the...

A long lunch with a contemporary witness

Today I was invited for lunch by a 90-year-old lady at her home in the neighborhood. She is mentally and physically still quite fit...

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