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Drop the Political Correctness for Writing

Angie Weinberger

Drop the Political Correctness for Writing It can be a burden to be an interculturalist. The same kind of burden as Obi-Wan Kenobi experiences or Frodo Baggins. But the burden of not having an opinion can be even worse. We interculturalists perceive cultural differences in a way that goes far beyond the stereotype. Our knowledge feels very limited even though we know more about cultural differences than the average president. Being an “interculturalist” (which is not even an official word), you watch and observe the world with a set of “magical contact lenses”. These give you a clear sight into how the world works (and if this is not how the world works you construct the rest around it.) Once […]

Go Where the Fear is and Magic Will Happen


Did you ever host a party and thought shortly before “What if nobody shows up?”. This is how I used to feel before every party at my house. I thought this time it would be different, but honestly, I was even more afraid. I wished for a few hours that I can sit on my sofa, watching a movie in my jogging pants and eat popcorn. And then I realized this is just a form of stage fright… Our party was just like any great party. Time flew by and I was too busy talking to people while magically the prosecco glass in my hand seemed to fill up automatically. I would like to tell you what I took away […]