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Thoughts Easter 2024 – DYING AND LIVING
Birth is followed by life.
Death is followed by
If the supernatural consolation is missing, what remains?
God is dead.
Christian churches become emptier and emptier.
But I am left with memory and gratitude.
Both can transcend space and time.
True memory is more than just “thinking about”
… our parents and grandparents and friends as we have experienced them.
Photos help.
Images and memories visualise the person who was and is no longer with us.
They make him or her present.
His or her face, his or her voice, his or her presence.
That is life after death.
A consolation, after all, because it is not a betrayal.

Easter 2024

Frohe Ostern …

Frohe Ostern 2024

One example today only, why good old schools start with the essentials …

Meister und Lehrling …

The Three R’s and the rest is practice and techniques plus motivation …

Warum Bildung mit Bild (Icon) zu tun hat …

Codes and Icons and Meaning Making & more …

Noch ist kein Meister vom Himmel gefallen (Goethe).

Read about Bild | Bildung | Ausbildung | Warum Deutsche Schulen umdenken …

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Auszug (Zitat aus Cicero)

Leistungsorientierung ist notwendig, weil …

  • … es gut ist, gut zu sein. Wissen ist es wert, dankbar und staunend erworben zu werden. „Was du ererbt von deinen Vätern hast, erwirb es, um es zu besitzen“ – so falsch ist das nicht.
  • … begabte Kinder von Anfang an schwierige Aufgaben brauchen, bei denen selbst sie sich wirklich anstrengen müssen. Sonst gibt es regelmäßig ein böses Erwachen um die 5. Klasse herum, da sie es nicht gewöhnt sind, Probleme durchzuarbeiten und fleißig zu sein, sondern immer nur erlebt haben, dass der Durchschnittsstoff ihnen zufliegt. Dann können sie mangels Arbeitsgewohnheiten ihr Potential nicht verwirklichen. 
  • … ein leistungsorientierter Unterricht ein disziplinierter Unterricht ist. Die Schüler fühlen sich so nachweislich wohler und haben weniger Angst vor Mathematik. In diszipliniertem Unterricht lernen die Schüler mehr, da die Lehrer mehr Zeit zum Erklären haben und die Schüler konzentrierter sind. Schüler sind insbesondere umso besser, je konsequenter die Handynutzung im Unterricht unterbunden wird. Auch der voreilige Einsatz von Quiz-Apps, YouTube usw. sollte hinterfragt werden.
  • … Leistungsorientierung ein Mittel zur Integration und Überwindung sozialer Unterschiede ist. Soziale Anerkennung durch Leistung ist für Immigranten leichter nachvollziehbar als Popularität durch den richtigen Kleidungsstil, die richtigen Meinungen oder Kreativität. In Ländern wie den USA, Kanada oder Singapur, wo Einwanderung stark mit dem Leistungsprinzip verknüpft ist, schneiden viele ausländische Schüler besser ab als die einheimischen!

Die Thesen aus Cicero sind provokativ und eine Zuspitzung und werden eine wertvolle Diskussion in Gang setzen: Als Fachmann im Bereich Higher Education habe ich eine klare Position in vielen Bereichen:

Zuspitzung ist rhetorisch eine Pointe.

Ohne Pointe geht jede Meinung | jede Position im Rauschen unter.

Somit ist ein Erzaehler (Narration) immer auch ein Meister in Pointen.

Gefahr: Jede Uebertreibung kann als Bullshit missverstanden werden!

Also aufpassen (Vorsicht) ist immer wichtig: Wem sage ich wann was in welcher Form?

Die Koordinaten des Erfolgs sind bekannt aus jedem gutem Unterricht in allen Schulen:

Die W – Fragen.

Der Rest ist Struktur.

Text und Struktur.

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By Author Peter H Bloecker


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Are you scared?

It‘s only a game …

Children are great!

So honest and always true …

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At Casa Da Vovo Burleigh

My wife Maria Ines and her beautiful children aged 3 to 6 in a bilingual child care … from 8:30 to 5:30 pm.

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Good morning, world …

Had a good sleep & now 23 degrees C in the morning: 06:40

Life is good at the sunny Gold Coast, indeed!

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Picked up my caravan last night from a Farm!

Two great hours with my Aussie Mate (his car and caravan above) …

and off we go again: Next Camping Weekend ahead …

Carpe Diem!

From OZ

Kindly yours

Peter & Maria Ines

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Nomen Est Omen (Latin)

Meaning of Peter

Meaning of Maria

Meaning of Ines

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The background and deeper Meaning of My Name.

What is Omen?

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Updated on Sun 3 Mar 2024

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Die Wende: Berlin am 4 Nov 1989.

Am 4. November 1989 versammeln sich unter dem Berliner Fernsehturm Hunderttausende zu einer der größten Demonstrationen der deutschen Geschichte. 26 Redner, darunter Prominente wie Gregor Gysi, Christa Wolf, Heiner Müller oder Jan-Josef Liefers, fordern grundlegende Reformen in der DDR. Aber nur fünf Tage später fällt die Mauer. Dreißig Jahre danach hat das SZ-Magazin die Beteiligten von damals oder ihre Nachfahren gefragt: Was wurde aus den Träumen vom Alexanderplatz? Über den wahren Schicksalstag der friedlichen Revolution:

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The name “intrepid campers” refers to people who are adventurous, brave, and fearless when it comes to camping and outdoor activities. They are typically unafraid to explore the wilderness, take risks, and face challenges that come with outdoor living, such as unpredictable weather conditions, wildlife encounters, and physical demands. These individuals are often well-prepared with the necessary gear and skills to navigate and survive in the great outdoors of Australia or Africa.

I would call myself an outdoor enthusiast looking for adventures and have worked in Windhoek Namibia until 1994 and have travelled the South of Africa over 6 long years (working at the DHPS – one of the oldest German Schools in the world).

Having retired now as a High School Teacher in North Germany, I have lived at the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia since 2012.

From 1998 until 2005 I lived in Brisbane QLD and worked for Education Queensland and the German Goethe – Institut in the function of the German Language Adviser being on leave in Lower Saxony Germany for 7 years.

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“Active campers” refers to people who enjoy camping and outdoor activities that involve physical exertion and movement. They may participate in activities such as hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, and other similar pursuits. They enjoy exploring and experiencing nature through physical activity and may seek out destinations that offer opportunities for adventure and challenge.

While “intrepid campers” may also engage in these activities, the term specifically implies a sense of fearlessness and willingness to take risks. In contrast, “active campers” may simply enjoy the physical and mental benefits of outdoor activities without necessarily seeking out the most extreme challenges.

With my best wishes from the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia


Peter H Bloecker


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Just found the Capstone Hybrid Off Road Caravan – Victoria OZ.


Another idea I have been following for the last few years:

Any second hand 4×4 like Volkswagen or Sprinter and customised solutions for Camping: Would design my own van, but find people in the area who can advise and help. Lots of solutions on the net, Australia, Europe and USA or Asia.

My priority would be: Simple camping outside the van and no heayy furniture because of the weight.

If in need of luxury, I would rent a good Hotel room.

The latest Absurdity of Vanities:

The largest Ocean Cruiser with Gas powered engines and 7500 passengers and many restaurants and pools and shops.

What I am after is a bush camp and a toilet and a very good camp fire to fry my eggs, meat and boil my water for tea.

Kindly yours from the Gold Coast (heaps of heavy rain here since Christmas 2023)


Last Update on Tue 30 Jan 2024 by Author Peter H Bloecker

The Wolf Of Wall Street

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The Famous Film Martin Scorcese with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, a corrupt stockbroker who defrauded millions of dollars from investors in the 1980s and 1990s. The film is based on Belfort’s memoir of the same name, and depicts his rise and fall in the world of finance, as well as his extravagant lifestyle of drugs, sex, and crime.

The film has received critical acclaim for its energetic and irreverent style, its dark humor, and its performances, especially by DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, who plays Belfort’s partner in crime Donnie Azoff. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay, but did not win any.

The film has also been criticized for its excessive and graphic depiction of Belfort’s debauchery, and for its lack of moral judgment on his actions. Some critics and viewers have argued that the film glorifies Belfort and his crimes, and fails to show the consequences of his fraud on his victims. Others have defended the film as a satire and a cautionary tale, and praised Scorsese and DiCaprio for their artistic vision and courage.

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Updated on 11 Feb 2024

The Decoder

There are some very interesting trends in the very fast development of AI on the way to AGI …


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The Energy Revolution

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Decentralized Hydrogen: A Glimmer in the Future’s Energy Landscape

Hydrogen, when produced cleanly, emerges as a promising player in the fight against climate change. But what about leveraging its potential in a decentralized manner, empowering communities and individuals? Here’s a glimpse into its future:


  • Microgrids with Fuel Cell Vehicles: Imagine local communities generating clean hydrogen through solar or wind power and using it to fuel buses, taxis, and even personal vehicles. Decentralized refueling stations powered by these microgrids become commonplace, reducing reliance on centralized grids and fossil fuels.
  • Personal Hydrogen Generators: Homeowners might invest in compact hydrogen generators powered by renewable sources, fueling their vehicles and potentially even powering their houses, creating complete energy independence.

Heating and power:

  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems: Decentralized CHP units powered by hydrogen could provide both heat and electricity to individual homes or groups of buildings, enhancing energy efficiency and reducing reliance on traditional gas networks.
  • Community-Level Hydrogen Storage: Communities could invest in shared hydrogen storage facilities, storing excess renewable energy during peak production and using it later for heating, power generation, or transportation needs.

Industrial Applications:

  • On-site Hydrogen Production for Small Businesses: Small factories or agricultural operations could generate their own clean hydrogen for specific processes, reducing their carbon footprint and increasing energy independence.
  • Portable Hydrogen Generators for Remote Areas: Hydrogen-powered generators could provide reliable and clean energy in remote areas with limited access to centralized grids, supporting essential services and development.

Challenges and Opportunities:

While the vision is exciting, challenges remain:

  • Cost: Currently, producing clean hydrogen is expensive. Technological advancements and economies of scale are crucial for wider adoption.
  • Infrastructure: Building a decentralized hydrogen infrastructure requires significant investment in production, storage, and distribution networks.
  • Policy and Regulation: Supportive policies and regulations are needed to incentivize investment, standardize technologies, and ensure safety.

However, opportunities beyond:

  • Increased Energy Security: Decentralized solutions empower communities and individuals, reducing reliance on centralized grids and geopolitical volatility.
  • Improved Air Quality: Clean hydrogen contributes to cleaner air, especially in urban areas, leading to improved public health.
  • Job Creation: Developing and deploying decentralized hydrogen technologies can create new jobs in manufacturing, installation, and maintenance.


Decentralized hydrogen energy holds immense potential for a cleaner, more sustainable future. While challenges exist, collaboration between governments, industries, and communities can pave the way for its widespread adoption, empowering individuals and fostering a more resilient energy landscape.


This is just a glimpse into the possibilities; the future of decentralized hydrogen is full of exciting potential yet to be explored.

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