Retired since 2011, but still interested in research and publication, 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 the history and migration, based on my own family history of captains and timber manufacturers, the entrepreneurial family Kohn, 1830-1967 from Geestemünde, for
which a special exhibition had been made in 2020 in the Historical Museum, Bremerhaven, which can still be seen online today.
Taiji chi, practised since about three decades, guided by my
honoured Taiji-teacher Daniel Grolle (Hamburg), 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 residential community "Torfwiesenau" in Heikendorf, a seaside resort on the Kiel Fjord at the Baltic Sea.
- cycling & sailing (cf. the 'Gallery' for details on our memorable Bahama sailing tour).