Michaela Merz


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Saturday night in the A&E department


Freedom of movement. The smell of the forest. Caress of the wind. The slight tension of the muscles. The exhausting climb of the mountain. I drive through the forest with my mind free and feel very well. It is a liberating, generous feeling of getting lost in time. I am less than 15 minutes away from my home. There is only one downhill route and then I am home. Slightly exhausted and very satisfied. Continue reading


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Insurance questions


Do you know what is covered by your insurance policy? Or better, do you know what damages are not covered?

It is raining. Without end. After the hard winter and the inexistent spring it now looks as if we would get a rainy summer.

The pictures of the flooded villages and cities cause much pain for me. What suffering!! What blows of fate! Continue reading


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CRY FOR HELP – my bike, my BMC beauty was stolen


My first encounter with a mountain bike was years ago. A friend of mine borrowed one to me and we went for a bike tour together. After a short time I silently cursed the vehicle. It was terribly uncomfortable!! The saddle reminded me of a torture instrument and I did not know how to get out of this predicament. I could not sit without pain and to continue biking while standing was very tiring. It was terrible. Continue reading


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Men and their toys


Our single neighbour, who has a lot of good-looking girl friends, changing on an annual basis, has bought a Porsche. I thought that this has to do with his age. And he insisted to present me the special features of his car. The sport seats are not really comfortable, getting moderately elegant in and out of this low car is only possible in trousers and flat shoes. Inside it is loud when driving and one can feel the pavement. Continue reading