Yes, there is life beyond economics!

 

Wang Jing (my wife)

Susi (my girlfriend) She likes to take her top off - in public! When she is happy, she is humming along beautifully. But mostly I like her big eyes.

Johann B. Schipper (my mischief maker)

 

I am an (resident) Alien. Yes, it's true. That's how foreigners in the US are officially called.

 

Music

I learned trumpet, trombone, piano, and singing at conservatories in Bautzen and Dresden, Germany. My main instrument is the trombone. I play an Ed. Kruspe tenor trombone model "Prof. Weschke" with exchangeable F-attachment from the 1920th, which is something like the "Stradivari" of the trombones. I also play a 1950th Ed. Kruspe alto trombone. On the piano I mostly play J.S. Bach. I would like to conduct Mahler's 8. Symphony. Recently I play prinicipal trombone at UC Davis Symphony and I got a trombone trio going at UC Davis.

 

Photography

Just black & white, medium format 6x6.

 

Literature

Der Gürtel (poème en prose, in German, 2008)

Die Solistin (poème en prose, in German, 2006)

Die Kastanie (poème en prose, in German, 2006)

Chinesische Aphorismen und Gedichte (German translation of some Chinese proverbs and poems).

Bogumil und Heinrich (A little story about a spider and her human friend for children in German).

Schweigen, Sonne, Wissenschaft, Ameise (Four little poems in German, 1995)

Fuer das Volk (Politcal poem in German before the German unification, 1988)

 

Chinese Tea

I appreciate good Chinese green tea. Usually I take about 2 liter per day, otherwise I don't feel balanced. You are invited when you visit me.

 

Chinese paintings

I collect Chinese paintings. I don't care whether the painter is famous or not. I am also not so excited about standard motives. I try to get a painting when it touches me. In general I enjoy Chinese arts and life. My dream is to live in an own Si He Yuan in Beijing.

 

Stuttering

Yes, I stutter, sometimes more, sometimes less. Especially when I meet new people or talk among many people or with noise in the background, and at the beginning of a telephone-call. Anyway, it does not really hamper my life.

 

Books

That's a passion. That's why I hate moving - books can be so heavy.

 

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