welcome on Dirk's homepage

Retired since 2011, but still interested in consultancy, research, monitoring & evaluation, notably on the socio-cultural dimension of development and on African Affairs.


...   last, but not least, visions for the third stage of my life:

  • scholarly research & publishing
  • research on my family history and migration
  • taiji chi, practised since about two decades, guided by my honoured taiji-teacher Daniel Grolle, co-founder of the German taiji-network, who developed his own style of this traditional Chinese martial art and meditation, focusing on human interchange and transmitting the principles of taiji chi in everyday life
  • pro-active engagement within my new residencial community "Torfwiesenau"
  • trekking,  cycling & sailing (cf. the 'Gallery' for details on our memorable Bahama sailing tour).


... building up a new generation
... building up a new generation



... constructing our residential community - Torfwiesenau (lit. Peat meadow mead, at the Kiel fjord, near Heikendorf), assisted by my co-residents and by my sons.