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Paul Moeller

B.A. (Hons.)

Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science, from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Fluent in English, Spanish, and German. Studied French for 6 years. Reads books in all those languages. Reading comprehension, if limited, of some other languages. Teaches privately, mostly at corporate level. Does translations. Deciphers pre-modern German handwriting.

Recent Posts

The Bounds and Boundlessness of Polyglotism


Scope of our Article Well, modestly, we could have settled for bilingualism, but that is neither polyglotism nor multilingualism. Nevertheless, anyone who might settle for one or two second languages might find something of use here. That said, and in all fairness, we are unsure as to what exactly polyglotism should mean, because it is […]

Mad Cyborg Future?


Movies such as Terminator and Robocop suggest a dystopian future where robots take on human tasks – in those examples – that of the police or the military; and create havoc with our fleshed species.  Other robots, often without that humanoid look, but merely functional, are already working in factories – indeed, in 2015, one […]

Catullus Caring Less about Caesar and his Color


I do not seem to have much success with my politically or historically-flavored articles (with a couple of exceptions), but this should hardly diminish my latent, if not active, interest in such matters.  Here, for the second time in the space of a week, I am inspired by the Roman poet of Caesar’s time, Catullus.  […]

Minor German Soldier Artists During World War II


On this page, of the hundreds of military items seen by the present author, which has included letters and postcards from Germans, Italians, Americans, and the British and the French (none belonging to him, and the actual whereabouts of these items probably being in Asia as the reader accesses this page), I have come across […]

Questions about a World War II German Colonel and General


In some work which I have been doing for which I have been unsatisfactorily retributed, I have come across two names among a large series of postcards which looked moderately interesting, at least for their owner.  My task was to decipher the writing, which the reader may notice, is not easy. On the other hand, […]

Hefner, Hitler, and Millions of Dead Souls


This is going to be a strange article, in a certain way: a sort of book review on a book that most readers here will never have access to – because I’ve read a Spanish translation of the original Russian.  I picked up that book by a strange coincidence a few days after reading a […]

Consumo privado de drogas y actos afines – una discusión sobre la sancionabilidad


Este artículo se inspira en un artículo de la Constitución Argentina y por separado, por la cantidad cada vez más creciente de países que han decididos de descriminalizar el consumo de marihuana.  Nos atenemos a un enfoque teorético-filosófico; e invitamos a considerar el tema con más profundidad. Ya que la Argentina es uno de los […]

Private Drug Use and Concomitant Acts – A Discussion on their Sanctionability


This article is inspired by a section of the Argentine Constitution; and separately, by the ever-increasing list of countries which have decided to decriminalize marijuana consumption. Our focus is only theoretical-philosophical; and it intends to invite further thinking on the subject.  We have included the issue of drug use, as it is doubtful that the […]

A Reflection upon Life Insurance


May the life insurance industry not become angry with me: these are mere reflections, and I am not against that industry, whatever this article might imply to the contrary.  As any normal person exercising a useful, if not necessary amount of precaution, I would like to be protected against fire, theft, bad health, and accidents; […]

Insights on the Barometer and Building Height Joke as a Physics Question


While thinking, this afternoon, about writing something less frivolous, I suddenly found myself remembering the joke about how to measure the height of a building by using a barometer. For those who do not know it, and who do not want to visit one of the various pages describing it, attributing this to an allegedly […]