Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia.
Thank you for listening in.
I am travelling over 7900 kilometers to Berlin, Germany to meet up with my friend, Eglund, journalist and writer.
Berlin is a center of politics, culture, media, and science, home of the world-famous Berlin Opera, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Berlin is on my must-see places to visit once travel comes back. But for now, I am enjoying my virtual visit with Eglund.
Eglund is an engineer and publicist. He worked as a science journalist and reporter in Africa for several German newspapers. Since 2005, his focus has been on the environmental initiatives. As a specialist journalist for renewable energies, he works within media related to the ecological energy transition, first of all about solar energy.
Eglund first appeared as a writer in 1993 when he won the essay prize of the Mayor of Berlin-Kreuzberg for his short story “The nun and dying”. In 2009 his novel “Die Glöckner von Utopia” was published, in which he processed his experiences during the last years of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and especially during the turning point in autumn 1989 in Dresden, Leipzig and East Berlin. His second novel, Zen Solar, was published in 2016. This year, his third novel: Nomaden von Laetoli will be published.
In March 2011 Eglund founded the culture blog Berg.Link, which he designed together with Urs Heinz Aerni from Zurich.
We live in a world that offers many ways in which to connect and share knowledge and experience. As a journalist and writer, Eglund values authentic communication that fosters life-affirming conversations. What does it mean to communicate? What messages do we send? And do we know how to listen? These are the questions that will be discussed today.
I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia.
Thank you, Eglund, for sharing your insights on communication within a world that offers us technology for global connection. And a special thank you to Klausbernd Vollmar for introducing Eglund to Tea Toast & Trivia.
Dear listeners, thank you for joining Eglund and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. Stay tuned for Eglund’s return for another stimulating conversation.