Put it to the test. Publish it here on Medium and you will see.

My former Apple-Verse
@2019 by rockphan aka Ulf A. Fischbeck

But what to do when you have too many ideas?

Take a sheet of paper and write down the first 10 ideas coming to your mind. Then, don’t think, just let your pen do its duty or hammer them down on your keyboard. Quit your desk and do something else for about 5 minutes. Have a drink, kiss your partner and don’t think about your ideas.

Return to your desk.

Read your idea list and give any idea a score between 1 and 10 according to…


A writing lesson by Charlie Watts R.I.P., former drummer of The Rolling Stones

Drummer’s view
© 2020 rockphan aka Ulf A. Fischbeck

While working on my obituary for Charlie, I discovered that it lacked something. It’s impossible to write about Charlie without telling the story of my generation. It is very different from the stories of the 87 (1Generation ~ 30 years) generations before since Jesus Christ. It’s the story of freedom and action needed to make dreams come true. And it’s the story of a specific musical style, the Rock’n’Roll. The Rolling Stones are more than any other band a synonym for this age.

It’s only Rock’n’Roll but…


Collage of rails and the photographer
Rails and photographer ©2021, by rockphan aka Ulf A. Fischbeck

How efficient procrastination can help you get out of depression.

One of the most obvious signs of depression is that I tend to lose all my productivity. I procrastinate on everything. It already starts in the morning when opening my eyes. I use to wake up the first time at about six.

Usually, I would smile. Embrace the new day, and prepare me some coffee.

This routine completely vanishes whenever depression hits. In this case, I wake up, turn around and try to sleep some more. …


Farewell the Beautiful Ones

Danielle in the 1990ies by some friend
Danielle (Les Belles Choses) by a friend 1990ies

Those were the words written on her last postcard. But it wasn’t here who wrote but we did.

She called me, that 4th of July 2007. Whether I could drive her to the hospital, she was not feeling well. A year ago, they had detected quite severe cervical cancer. She had been two weeks at the hospital. The Charité Berlin specialists at the Rudolf-Virchow hospital had operated on the cervix. Later, she got two rounds of chemotherapy. After that, she seemed well off again. Beautiful and sarcastic as ever, she had restarted working. She loved her job as the head…


The woman the poem is dedicated to
Danielle by Ulrike Miller, Berlin 1985

Aix-Marseille university, a crowded lecture room

Enters an angel, a princess out of a dream

A glimpse of blue eyes from outer space

Aims at my heart. I’m completely amazed

Her smile is enchanting its magic art

I fall for her right from the start

One day she decides to sit by my side

Its the beginning of an endless ride

We talk, we laugh as knowing long time

A touch, a first kiss. Yes, she’s mine

Some days later we end up in bed

We decide to marry on a coup de tête

We’re aware it won’t last forever


Poem out of the middle of the night

Full moon over South Berlin
© 2021 by rockphan aka Ulf A. Fischbeck

Sleepy at ten but then
Much later in the middle of the night
As if creeping through my spinal column
Some ambitious feelings, ideas, words
Triggering hormones
Disturbing my rest
Like an aching on my chest

They want it
They push me
Pen on paper
They wish to see themselves
Reflected in the glance
Of black ink’s look on paper

They have a life of their own
I am convinced of that fact
They have shown
To me
To thee
Independent and free
Ideas
Words
Phrases
Hidden in me

Meandering dimensionless
When slipping…


Open chain-letter-petition to the Medium management.

African proverb.
East Side Gallery Berlin by Night, Artist unknown © 2021 photo by rockphan aka Ulf A. Fischbeck

Let’s make some noise — it even works writing.

Already 4 writers among my humble, tiny circle of followers wrote about the recently “related stories” ads.

Ads of any kind, distractions, background noises are a DRAG.

How many articles are there on Medium about focus? Thousands? Please Medium, read them. Distracting your readers your most valuable asset will definitely produce the opposite of what you have in mind. Let me bet. It was the idea of the one in your team with a BA background. I’ve been in the internet business for more than some years. …


What is a sarcastic ball of sunshine 😀

Very cool poem

🥁✍🏾🎸 rocknrolll


Great story.

I remember being a kid and later I was a bit scary of dogs. The on that was my wolf was a black German Shepard called Prinz. It was a guard dog as well. Guarding the lemonade manufacture of my uncle.

But Prinz did never bite me only bark...

I was a little coward when I was a kid. Much later when I owned a dog myself, a Rhodesian Ridgeback. It made me lose all fear of dogs at the age of 56...

🥁✍🏾🎸 rocknrolll


Medium management read this: How to make Medium the №1 writers community with one tiny add-on.

Medium needs direct messaging. It’s very convenient to help people connect.
© 2021 rockphan aka Ulf A. Fischbeck suggests that Medium gets a direct messaging system to facilitate better connections between writers.

Medium management, you’re only one feature away.

I have been reading Medium since summer 2018. It was the year I decided to write. However, it wasn’t the year I started writing, but at least I had made the decision. Clap on my back. My brother introduced me to Medium, sending me a link to a fantastic article by Umair Haque. Reading some more articles by other writers, I decided to subscribe and quit reading DER SPIEGEL instead. After 50 years of reading DER SPIEGEL…

Ulf A. Fischbeck

Writing since 1985 about music, bands, spirituality, whatever comes into my mind. It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rocknrolll.

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