Volkher Hofmann

Teacher in Wörth am Rhein, Deutschland

Volkher Hofmann

Teacher in Wörth am Rhein, Deutschland

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Hi, my name is Volkher, not Walker or Volkner.
The “V” is pronounced like an “F”.
I’ve had nothing but problems with that name.

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I live on the southern-most tip of the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, smack-dab in the middle between three of Europe’s finest wine regions, but I left a part of my heart in Copenhagen, Denmark, where I lived and went to school from 1977-1982.

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I have been a teacher of English and Social Studies for nearly 25 years. That’s why I try to write somewhat coherent and correct sentences.

I also studied law, but that’s another story.

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I am an Internet aficionado and have dabbled in both blogging and web design, first with whatever was available around 1992, then with pMachine and ExpressionEngine and, for the past few years, with WordPress.

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I am a music freak and collector and used to blog extensively about that particular passion on livingwithmusic.com, a former 9rules site. What is left of it can now be found on deus62.com. You can strike up a conversation with me over there.

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I play drums and was probably the first person in Germany to buy two Roland TD-10 (expanded) to chain them together into a monster set that I can keep in my apartment without getting too much flak from the neighbors.

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I do not own a car and I do not have a driving license. I don’t think I’m missing out on anything..

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I am also an avid reader and have always had a passion for “contemporary horror fiction” (of the intelligent kind) as well as “magical realism”, both of which I wrote about extensively for small press magazines way back when. Nevertheless, there was always enough space and time for all those other books about music, design and art as well.

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I don’t go to the movies anymore because I think most films today suck. Maybe I’m also just getting old. Or maybe it is the insistence of the population here to get everything served up in a dubbed version. Still, I have tons of films and I watch too many American TV series. The latter are where real quality entertainment seems to have moved nowadays.