January 20 - On the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump I watch Requiem for the American Dream - Noam Chomsky and the Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power, a documentary film by directors/producers Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott. ”Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality...Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time – the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, ’Requiem’ is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.”
January 15 - Theft of prayer flags - thief caught red-handed.
January 1 - New Year’s walk with friends in an enchanted ice covered forest near Darmstadt.