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August 5, 2016

"Good things come to those who wait"

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The well-known English saying was probably derived from a poem written by English author Violet Fane in 1892. In meaning it is similar to the German idiom, "Was lange währt, wird endlich gut". (more…)

August 12, 2016

"Why is this happening to me?"

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For a research project an author once interviewed 24 people who had been prisoners of war during World War II. None of them had been tortured or in any other manner physically mistreated. Nevertheless, during their imprisonment they did suffer from cold, hunger, isolation and uncertainty concerning their own personal future. (more…)

August 19, 2016

The most difficult instrument

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You wouldn't know it by watching me, but my family was musical – at least some of my six brothers. My mother took care of that with her preference for classical music and her sense of rhythm and timing. (more…)

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