Michaela Merz

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A Perfect Day

I woke up and got out of bed up. It was still dark. I dressed myself and off I went. The lake was calm and the daylight began to dilute the darkness. I pushed my canoe into the water, very careful not to get myself wet. Then I dipped the paddle into the water and headed in the direction of the sunrise. It was quiet; only occasionally did I hear birdcalls. The lake and the banks were deserted. Continue reading

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Vaclav Patek

If there was a renaissance person in our era, it was Vaclav Patek. Vaclav reminded me of Robinson Crusoe. He always found a way. There was no difficult situation, he managed them all. He was an endless optimist, with the courage to start new things and end them successfully. I laughed a lot with him, Continue reading

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In the morning I had breakfast with Richard. The day before he was still employed and as of this day he is retired. The first day after a filled business life must feel funny. One does not receive emails, the phone only rings every now and then and the stress is gone. What shall one do all of a sudden? Continue reading