Michaela Merz


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Leading a blind


I sat in the train to Hamburg Altona. Until the departure of the train were still 14 minutes left. I was preparing for a telephone conference when two people entered my compartment. They were speaking high German. I was in the middle of my preparations and completely blanked out their conversation. But something about this couple was different. Then the man started to say good-bye and left the train. Continue reading


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Limits of freedom


My son has an incomprehensible panic-fuelled fear of dogs. Rationality does not help much there. We went to visits my mother’s sister for a few days, who has three lovely small dogs. The beginning was difficult but after two days the dogs and my son were best friends. His panic-fuelled fear towards unknown dogs had changed into friendly respect. I was very glad.

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