Getting trendy


It’s been quite a while, ain’t it? This post is just to let you know that I finally jumped on the Instagram wagon. You read that right: I am using Instagram on my phone [applause]. Excluding charmless foodies and tootsies on the beach and cute cats doing cute things, quite honestly, I must say that I like it a lot.

And why Dawdletopf?
Simply because dudeltopf was already taken. I got so peed off that I couldn’t remember the word dawdle in a while, which fitted perfectly with all the concept behind The Dudeltopf Diaries: wasting time, be slow, move slowly and idly, aimlessly. Procrastinate. Enough said, you get the picture.

Feel free to follow me @dawdletopf!


Only b√Ętarde is real

And I don’t mean that naughty dog.


Les cahiers du petit Matthieu

Le petit Matthieu is drawing outside the line on purpose. Le petit Matthieu doesn’t care about Art. Le petit Matthieu doesn't give a fuck about your opinion. He just draws because he wants to. Who wouldn't want to be like him?



I am getting some stuff done this week. And Wordpress is getting me down.


The bygone man

The Bygone Man has always the right word, because he is older and wiser than you. The Bygone Man has the last one as well, because you don’t dare to contradict a ghost… even though he be an irksome caitiff.


End of the story

…however, I will publish here any news about The Dudeltopf Diaries. If you wish to drop me a line you still can reach me by email, of course. Servus!


What can you do when you can’t do anything?


A day full of possibilities

“Post something new every month.” That’s something I’ve managed to deal with. But now it has become a boring routine. No zest. No excitement anymore. Without goals and objectives, projects tend to fade away, just as relationships. I’ve learned it well. And I’ve promised myself not to make the same mistakes again. So I’m breaking camp and loading my rucksack. See you on the trail!


Winter retreat

Autumn is trotting in quickly. Days are getting shorter and nights are growing longer. Nature is dying. Winter, the time for rest and renewal, is coming. But do not despair, because there are no endings nor beginnings and Spring will come again. Are you ready to hibernate?


Verschwendete Zeit

Everyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I have a loathe/hate relationship with social media.
So, it is no surprising that Facebook is not something I really like. Social media in general, and Facebook in particular, can be very harmful if used in the wrong way. They are time consuming. They create the illusion that you are doing worthy things, when in fact you are flushing your time down the drain. Time that, of course, will never return. You think you have a lot of friends but they are fake. As artificial as the hot-from-the-microwave precooked lasagna you are about to eat. Technology can be alienating, it is the thorn of the rose, but if we use it for good, it is good.
Good intentions. But you already know what happens when you mix coffe break with YouTube. So tell me please, what things make you lose track of time on the internet?


Summer died

That cocky I’ve-been-through-it-all attitude shown by many people in their mid-to-late thirties is something I honestly detest. I’ve been doing this for 20 years. Yes, you were. And you have been doing it the wrong way. So give me a break, please.