Sunday, March 20, 2016

Wolfgang Hampel, Betty MacDonald and jealousy

Betty MacDonald in the living room at Vashon on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

Wolfgang Hampel - and Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

i'd be very happy if I could join Betty MacDonald fan club fans in Seattle today.

I bet they have a great time there.

I'm going to share a very important letter by Betty MacDonald describing her experiences with jealousy.

Having a bad childhood or not - you can't act like this - making others down whenever you can because of your jealousy.

These 'poor' people only think in black and white terms. They believe they are the only good and selfless ones - the others are always very selfish and only interested in earning money and using people.

How childish is a behaviour like this? In reality they feel isolated and very lonesome in their selfbuild prisons. They are afraid of others and live in their own world. They tell their fairy-tales over and over again all the time and at the end they believe in their own fake stories. 

You can feel sorry in a way for people like this but if they are slanderous towards others they should be sued. You can't tolerate people like this. They try to damage your reputation because of their mental disorder.

Betty MacDonald describes her bad experiences with jealousy. 

Poor Betty had lots of them!

I'll share it in  Betty MacDonald Newsletter March.

Wolfgang Hampel's  Vita Magica guest was a very famous TV lady, author and singer and she is our new Betty MacDonald fan club honor member.

I bet  Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli  adores our new Betty MacDonald fan club honor member. 

Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli is back.

Let's have breakfast at the bookstore with Brad and Nick. 

Enjoy Betty MacDonald's very beautiful Vashon Island, please.

My ESC favourites are Poland and Czech Republic.

Have a very nice Sunday.



Don't miss this very special book, please.

Vita Magica
Betty MacDonald fan club

Betty MacDonald forum  

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( English ) - The Egg and I 

Wolfgang Hampel - Wikipedia ( German )

Vashon Island - Wikipedia ( German )

Wolfgang Hampel - Monica Sone - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( English )

Wolfgang Hampel - Ma and Pa Kettle - Wikipedia ( French )

Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 

Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 

Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD

Betty MacDonald fan club items 

Betty MacDonald fan club items  - comments

Betty MacDonald fan club - The Stove and I  

Betty MacDonald fan club groups 

Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 

Rita Knobel Ulrich - Islam in Germany - a very interesting ZDF  ( 2nd German Television ) documentary with English subtitles

The situation in Germany and Sweden with many refugees is rather difficult. 

Now in its fourth year, the French Fest at Seattle Center is a part of the Seattle Center’s FESTÁL cultural event series and attracts 5,000 visitors. The event is free and open to the public (no admittance tickets are required). French Fest draws its inspiration from the worldwide “Day of Francophonie,” organized in over 100 countries each March to celebrate the diversity of Francophone cultures and traditions around the world.
During the Seattle event, festival-goers of all ages have an opportunity to enjoy many activities – all with a “French” twist: live music, theater and dance performances, French cuisine, book sales, informative seminars and demonstrations, “best baguette” contest, games and more.
The event also features a unique Career Expo (Salon de l’Emploi) with the participation of local and international companies seeking French speakers and workshops led by employment professionals.
The event is organized by the nonprofit organization, France Education Northwest, with the support of Seattle Center FESTÁL, the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, the Consular Agency of France in Seattle, Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines, T-Mobile and other key supporters.

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Seattle Center Festál

Seattle’s French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures
March 20, 2016
Armory Main Floor, Fisher Pavilion

French Fest Collage

Seattle's French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures
Join the community for Seattle’s 3rd Annual French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures on March 20, 2016 at Seattle Center Armory.
Seattle's French Fest is free, family-friendly and open to the public with the purpose of promoting and raising awareness of Francophone cultures and traditions to the residents of the Greater Seattle area. During the one-day event, festival-goers will listen to live music, watch dance performances, taste international cuisine, learn from informative seminars and cooking demonstrations, play games and enjoy a day full of fun activities en français!
Seattle's French Fest: A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures is presented in partnership with France Education Northwest, under the auspices of the Consular Agency of France. 

French-American Chamber of Commerce
2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 490
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 443-4703

Have you ever wondered how the Cannelés Bordelais
are made ? 
Chef Maxime Jaouen from La Parisienne - French Bakery will teach you how!

Originally from Brittany, Maxime studied pastry and bakery in a well-known establishment in Lorient and Rennes. 

After graduating he lived and worked in England and then in Nantes. Maxime recently arrived in the US; he is the pastry Chef of the French bakery, La Parisienne, and is already enjoying American life.

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A top British eurosceptic minister who quit over welfare cuts launched a damaging attack on Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday, exposing serious tensions in his government ahead of June's referendum on EU membership.
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Erdogan accuses Europe of 'surrendering to terror' 18 March 2016, 19:42 CET
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Turkish PM hails EU migrant deal as 'historic day' 18 March 2016, 18:07 CET
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Sweden wants EU to ban import of live American lobsters 18 March 2016, 17:17 CET
The Swedish government said Friday it had asked the European Union to block the import of live American lobster, in a bid to avoid contamination of its native species.
Migrants to be returned from Greece to Turkey from Sunday: Czech PM 18 March 2016, 16:02 CET
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Tusk recommends revised Turkey migrant deal to EU leaders: EU official 18 March 2016, 15:07 CET
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Lukewarm Labour support risks Cameron's Brexit campaign 18 March 2016, 14:42 CET
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EU, Turkish leaders close in on migration deal 18 March 2016, 14:32 CET
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EU leaders discuss how to handle Libya migrants 18 March 2016, 14:02 CET
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Erdogan urges Europe to stop backing Kurd rebels 18 March 2016, 13:17 CET
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Britain out of EU could be like Singapore: financier 18 March 2016, 12:52 CET
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Hungary moves to close refugee camps 18 March 2016, 12:05 CET
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Latest / Race Report

Rosberg wins drama-filled Melbourne race

20 Mar 2016

Ferrari seized control at the start of Sunday’s 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, but a mid-race stoppage after a huge accident involving Fernando Alonso turned the race on its head, helping Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg to what had looked an unlikely victory.


Pos. Driver Team Time Points
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:48:15.565 25
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +8.060s 18
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +9.643s 15
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing +24.330s 12
5 Felipe Massa Williams +58.979s 10
6 Romain Grosjean Haas +72.081s 8
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India +74.199s 6
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams +75.153s 4
9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso +75.680s 2
10 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso +76.833s 1

Team mate Lewis Hamilton recovered from a nightmare start to finish second, while Sebastian Vettel – who led into Turn 1 and looked very much in charge prior to the red flags – had to settle for third after 57 laps of Albert Park.
Local hero Daniel Ricciardo took a popular fourth place for Red Bull, well clear of the Williams of Felipe Massa, while Romain Grosjean gave the all-new Haas team points on their debut with sixth.
Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, and the Toro Rosso duo of Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen completed the top ten, with Renault’s Jolyon Palmer narrowly missing out on a point in his maiden Grand Prix.
McLaren's Alonso and Haas's Esteban Gutierrez meanwhile were thankfully able to walk away from a huge crash at Turn 3 which caused the red flags to fly on lap 19.
Up until that moment it was Ferrari who held the cards, Vettel and Raikkonen having burst between the two Silver Arrows to snatch a one-two away from the start.
Hamilton got the worst of it, his slow start compounded by losing further ground and positions - and possibly some front wing endplate - in the opening turns, with Verstappen and Massa both able to pick him off and push him from pole to seventh.
That dynamic would all change. Following a 20-minute break to clear the debris from Alonso and Gutierrez's crash, the race restarted with Ferrari still on an aggressive two-stop strategy of using supersoft tyres. Mercedes though had gone conservative and selected the mediums, meaning Ferrari would need to pit again and Mercedes wouldn't. Game on.
It was soon clear that Vettel was not going to open up the 24s gap that he needed for a final stop, and when that came - from supersofts to softs - on the 35th lap, Rosberg, Hamilton and a feisty Ricciardo overtook the Ferrari. Hamilton closed in on the Red Bull and overtook for second place on the 42nd lap, but couldn't make serious inroads into Rosberg's 10s lead.
The Briton's attention instead went on protecting his position as Vettel closed in. With seven laps to run the pair were split by just half a second - but try as he might Vettel could not engineer a move, with his challenge failing two laps from the end when he ran deep and onto the grass at the penultimate turn.
Like Vettel, Ricciardo also bolted on fresh tyres - in his case the supersofts - and flew late on, the Australian setting the fastest lap and rising up to fourth, just missing out on becoming the first Australian to claim a Grand Prix podium on home soil.
Massa was an uneventful fifth, while behind Grosjean sprang a sensation in sixth, giving Haas points in their debut race.
Toro Rosso provided plenty of drama as Sainz and Verstappen quarrelled with each other, and with a host of other cars. It was not always a happy affair, with Verstappen angered by the team's decision to pit Sainz first, and then to not instruct him to move aside. The pair even made very light contact in Turn 15 a few laps from the end, with Verstappen spinning as a result. He caught back up to Sainz by the chequered flag, although neither was able to find a way past Bottas or Hulkenberg.
Palmer's very convincing debut for Renault saw him finish 11th, ahead of team mate Kevin Magnussen who lost time with a puncture on the opening lap but made it up when the race was red flagged and restarted.
Sergio Perez was 13th for Force India, while Jenson Button looked good early on but faded to 14th for McLaren. Felipe Nasr could not repeat 2015's fifth place for Sauber and finished 15th as team mate Marcus Ericsson retired with transmission problems, while rookie Pascal Wehrlein - who made a sensational start to run 15th for a while - was the last of the classified runners in 16th.
There were several retirements - besides Alonso and Gutierrez, Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat hit problems and retired even before getting to the grid, while Manor's Rio Haryanto went out with driveline problems and Raikkonen retired soon after the restart with suspected turbo failure which led to a spectacular fire in his Ferrari's airbox.