today is October 12th 2020 and we live in strange times. 🤯
If you let it (and sometimes even if you don’t), the Pandemic seems to ooze itself into every segment of our lives. If you are open to advice.. here is mine. “Keep doing, everyday, as much as you can do”.
We recently had a massive partner of ours go bankrupt (as if this year already had not been filled with enough uncertainty), and you know what really helped? Just focusing on the things I DO CONTROL.
Even if the list is small, doing this instantly made me feel better. Sometimes our circle of influence is smaller than we wish it to be, but the only way to expand it, is to focus on the things in your life you most definitely control.
This reminds me of a quote from Viktor E. Frankl in his book Man’s Search for Meaning.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: The last of his human freedoms- To choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” -Viktor E. Frankl
Once a week from the heart ❤️ Remington Splettstoesser
Wir haben uns über die bevorstehenden lokalen Veranstaltungen wie Silvio Witt’s und Friedericke Witthuhn’s “Zwei Herzen an der Leine” – Lachen und Sinnieren mit Gedichten in der Stadtbibliothek in Pasewalk, Halloween, und die verschiedenen Veranstaltungen im Historischen U, auch auf pasewalk.de unter Veranstaltungen zu finden, ausgetauscht. Außerdem haben wir über die Idee Politiker als Gäste ins Studio einzuladen gesprochen. Diese Sendung wiederholen wir monatlich und würden uns über Anregungen und Ideen freuen. Eure Fragen bauen wir auch gerne mit ins Gespräch ein. Bis zum nächsten mal! Liebe Grüße -Remington
Wir hatten die Feuerwehr im Studio! Marco hat uns Besucht und uns erzählt wo es brennt… nämlich bei dem Nachwuchs! Das Schulprojekt mit den Wahlpflichtkurs in unserer Pasewalker Regionalschule “Arnold Zweig” ist für 2020/21 am Start. Aktuelles findet ihr auf facebook und der Website der Freiwilligen Feuerwehr Pasewalk! Links sind unten. Der Mann hinter den tollen Videos ist auch auf YouTube zu finden.
Ann-Kristin Hanell auch bekannt als wildblond, haben wir per zoom Videokonferenz ins Studio geholt. Mit ihrem Podcast wildblond – Der Podcast aus dem Hinterland, lädt Ann-Kristin Menschen wie den Bienenkönig (Vorsitzender des Deutschen Imkerbundes) oder einen (Hubschrauberpilot mit Zahlreicher Erfahrung) zum Gespräch ein. Ann-Kristin ist engagiert und interessiert! Ihre Perspektiven haben Substanz und sind erfrischend… höht mal rein!
I actually debated getting heated up about this.. so here it goes. I just showed up to Terminal D at the Schönefeld Airport to pick up my Dad. I needed to do my “business” after the drive here. By business I mean I needed to take a shit. I acknowledged the two women waiting in front of the restrooms with their cleaning cart in an attempt to confirm that they should wait for me to finish before they get started on cleaning. The didn’t wait. I actually don’t give a fuck.. and obviously neither do they, but shouldn’t they? And shouldn’t I? If the situation was gender reversed wouldn’t the dude that went into the women’s bathroom pre-emptively be totally fucked? As in instantly lose his job? The ladies don’t need to lose their job in my opinion. I guess the idea of me sharing this is to let everyone out there know that I’m totally ok with the fact that they came in while I was mid shit. If I should care please convince me as to why?
I actually don’t give a fuck
— The Real Remington
There are so many things that I think I should get angry about, but I just don’t care. Should I care more?
My name is Remington and this is my blog. I write about the things I don’t understand, the things that scare me, or piss me off. I interview people I find interesting in hopes that you also find these people interesting.
I am an ex-patriot living in the a small province called Pasewalk in the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Because of my location and the bi-lingual life I live, I will post in both english and german… which ever is more appropriate.
Why do this?
There are so many interesting people and stories to be shared. Podcasting and blogging is the easiest most free format to get theses stories and perspectives out there.
It feels right. I admit I love to hear myself talk. Actively listening and getting people to open up is a skill I have.
I hope the long format of a live podcast will induce my guests to open up about the things that fire them up. The live format keeps thing real.
Originally from the Northern California area I became an “exotic” when I moved out to a small village in the old east Germany.
Why blog publicly?
Sharing my honest opinions and thoughts on the world around me is an experiment in finding a common ground with other ex-patriots here in Germany.
People that are considering making the move to Germany will hopefully be able to learn from the mistakes I made.
Moving and staying in Germany for me is a constant journey. The cultural differences are many.. but I think I’m slowly going “full German.”
What topics will I write about?
Moving to Germany permanently
The cultural nuances of “Z-Germans”
What I love here and why I stayed
Tips and tricks for taking the leap of faith needed to relocate.
Health and Fitness, Keto Diet, Fasting, hacking your diet. What you put in is what you get out.
My passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu even though I found it at a late age.
The “joys” of parenting. I’m a father of three. Two girls and a boy.
The journey of trying out Podcasting.
Starting out as a comedian at 35 in Germany as an American.
Who would I love to connect with via my blog?
I hope to connect to others that share the same passions as I do.
I love to be challenged on the things I believe, so anybody that has a unique perspective that can back up their ideas with convincing arguments is game for my show.
I’ve always prided myself on keeping my ego low enough to accept that I don’t know shit. Usually the first step to learning is accepting that. Guests that reveal this are my target interviewees.
Hopefully by next year the podcast and blog “Der Amerikaner” has reached the people that can relate with my thirst for connection to others and more knowledge in general.
Please join me in my journey of enlightenment. For me this means constantly re-inventing myself through self-realisation and humility with a large dose of gratitude!