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"Hangover" short story by Chris Pyak

(Let Me) Rest in Peace

His funeral was a quiet event. Or would have been if the priest wouldn’t have gone on and on and on about how much everyone loved him and how dearly he would be missed. Blah, blah, blah…

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"Hangover" short story by Chris Pyak

A Life So Shiny

Michael screamed. It was not only the sudden, bright light that scared him, but also the fact that a giant had grabbed him by the feet, hanged him head down and smacked him on the butt – without any previous warning. Michael was terrified.

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WomansDay Stories

The most influential person in my life was my grandmother. She was born under the German empire, saw two world wars, the moon landing and Microsoft 95. She went to Dresden to take her daughter home from “Landverschickung” during the war and forced the headmistress to give her daughter back. […]

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BBC interviewed me about career change

“But jumping to become a Quereinsteiger takes gall. However, Düsseldorf-based career coach Chris Pyak says if he can do it, anyone can – that’s why his job is now helping others overcome such obstacles.”BBC Here is the full article.

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Brutes of the Dark Ages

“Tyranny is the deliberate removal of nuance.” – This is the fundamental conflict between the open society and its enemies, expressed in one sentence. It wasn’t a politician or a religious leader who said this, but someone whose profession it is to place a huge question mark on our assumptions and beliefs: comedian Russell Brand.

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Happy Job Hunt

For a decade now I notice the same phenomenon: Every year after the summer holidays, German employers start to hire at an accelerated pace. I believe the reason is very simple: Managers need to defend their budget and unfilled positions make them vulnerable to budget cuts. That’s why Expats looking […]

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Solarpunk – A better future

I think we all deserve a break from bad news. During the last months I took a course for Narrative Podcasts at NYU. Here is the result: Solarpunk is a fictional podcast from the year 2047. It’s kind of an Immigrant Tale. It’s about the joy of starting fresh and […]

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Eric Molinksy, Wizard of Time

I am a huge fan of Imaginary Worlds Podcast. That’s why I was thrilled to talk with @ericmolinsky about his journey from animator to audio artist. The episode is called “Eric Molinsky, Wizard of Time”. If you dream of a career change or even a new life in a foreign […]

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"Hangover" short story by Chris Pyak

Hangover

705.. 706.. 707.. ..708. This seems to be alright. Sam put down his toolbox. He took out a crowbar, hesitated for a moment and then pushed it hard between the door and the frame. The door broke open with a loud crack. The sudden sound gave Sam a jerk. His […]

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