Hi. My name is Jonas. I write.

My novel "Fulcrum 3" should be available in December. It's a pretty dark but not dystopian story set in the very near future. It has sex, drugs, murder for hire, and the curious case of the dead traveling salesman. And sex. Did I mention murder? And sex. Buy it. It'll be released (is this the book version of "straight to video?") as eBook because dead trees are so 2012.

[September 16, 2014] Piano Activism

Arne Schmitt travels the world to make music. He might not be the first musician to play the downtown pedestrian zones of many famous cities but he surely doesn’t have that much competition in the piano department. When the city of Frankfurt denied him a street musician’s license...
“Serious Journalists Only”

“Serious Journalists Only”

This was, no shit, a true conversation today. The original is in German, the magazine in question is a pretty well known German mag: They: “Thank you for applying for a position with us” Me: “Thanks for getting back to me. To clarify, this is not a full time position application...

[September 5, 2014] Alpine Nights


A warm easterly wind blew music and laughter my way, the sound of the water splashing against the boats was hypnotic, and the lights of the cable car in the distance flickered as the wind swayed the gondolas. The great thing about vacations is that they have an end. Not that I wanted to leave, but knowing this would be my last night at the lake made it so much more important to stay in the moment, take it all in, enjoy as much and as well as I could.

Walking back from sitting at the shore for a while I was intercepted by my hotel’s receptionist who invited me to join her and her friends for one last beer. It would be much, much, later before I finally fell into my bed, secure in the knowledge that I had taken in everything I could.

Just Cloud is simply Just Shit

Just Cloud is simply Just Shit

If you are one of the millions of people who apparently “earned” a “free” Just Cloud 1GB by having an account somewhere else (Dotster, for example), you know what I am talking about: the dozens of emails flooding your inbox, despite unsubscribes and in flagrant disregard...