Michaela Merz


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The violin maker’s two sons


The elder of the two brothers was everything parents could wish for. Clever, kind, sensitive. In a word a model son. He liked going to school, learned quickly and willingly and for him the future was a challenge only in that he could choose from many options. In addition, at his father’s wish he played the violin and he played it so well that a musical career would also have been possible. Continue reading


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European athletics championships – little mistakes


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe weather did not mean it well with this event. Even though it was August, the temperatures were not summerlike and rain was a continuous attendant. But when I visited the final events on Sunday afternoon in the Letzigrund stadion, it was really summer. It was warm but not hot, sunny and friendly. Perfect for establishing new records. Unfortunately that did not happen but otherwise the afternoon was dramatic enough. Continue reading