Who I am. A sort of biographical introduction.
My name is Urs Boeschenstein
I was born way back in the last century, in 1935. My memories go back to when I was four years old. I remember the churchbells ringing when the Second Worldwar broke out, September 1939.
My life 1939 - 1999
All my personal experience in the sixty years of my self-conscious existence lead me to the conclusion, that we humans can learn to be HAPPY.
I learnt this lesson from a Spanish poet - Antonio Machado - who taught me that there is no WAY, no TRUTH, that you make your WAY, your TRUTH by doing, by going.
Caminante, son tus huellas
el camino, y nada mas.
Caminante, no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar. Antonio Machado
Ein Gedankenweg: Offene Weite - nichts von heilig (2008)
Ein Gedankenweg (PDF)
Beim Nachdenken über Sprache (2010)
Worldview Revisions (2013)
What I do.
At the age of 68 years, I retired from active life. I very much enjoy gardening and I spend most of my time in the 5000sqm of parkland surrounding my little house.
I am still a keen reader and I enjoy keeping up with the latest developments in Linguistics and Communication-theory. Many texts about BRAIN DEVELOPMENT, CONSCIOUSNESS, COGNITION can be found in my textcollection. Whenever I get hooked on a new book I scan the important chapters. You can click through this collection under TEXTE.
I believe that cognitive science has been able to solve a good number of riddles that plague us humans. From new theories of PSYCHOLOGY, LINGUISTICS, NEUROLINGUISTICS, COGNITIVE SCIENCE and COMMUNICATION we can learn to live a happier life. boe_sprache.html My most important problem is to organise my "knowledge". I am trying to build a NETWORK OF IDEAS.
Some fundamental ideas you will find under the heading BASICS.
It makes me keep up with the latest news in my favorite subject COMMUNICATION.
A lot of fascinating new information I get on the web, surfing or using
engines. Some of that material I have stored in a 3D virtual world called ACTIVEWORLDS. You are friendly invited to visit me there. aw-screenshots
Where I live. "La torre del Orso" - Rancone, Oggebbio, Verbania, Italia
In 1985 I bought a small house on Lago Maggiore in northern Italy. Its a paradise that keeps me busy working. RANCONE - Oggebbio, Verbania