This is Uta Dirks
She is the owner and operator of this:
Here is Uta's podcast.
Her official Germany-based site is here.
Uta Dirks is a linguist par excellence.
She writes brilliantly.
She takes beautiful photographs.
She gives the words reason and balance a new, graspable meaning.
She is one of the sharpest individuals I know whose professional and personal opinion I trust completely.
She is the best travel buddy anyone could ever have especially if one is a picky, boundary-conscious individual who also likes to experience it all at the same time.
She understands the culture of language better than anyone I know and, as a result, perfectly gets what human civility and boundaries entail.
Uta can do any culture because she can decode with ease the precepts of Culture. She gets the deep structure of Language, ergo the surface structure is a given. Some people manage to do that naturally and no amount of education and/or artificially acquired linguistic experience can quite procure that for one. Uta happens to have both: great linguistic instinct and first-rate training.
The reason why I’m blogging about Uta is not to share my bragging rights for a friend I love dearly who makes me proud on a quotidian basis. The reason I do so is to proudly make you all aware of what she has accomplished in Kiel, Germany and how much she will now be accomplishing world-wide thanks to a cyber expansion of her language business.
And, folks, nobody gets the language business the way she does. Language is her business.
So, if you have any German-related questions at all, might I strongly recommend that you reach Uta Dirks first. You will not only get quality and speed, you will get a kind of linguistic experience the German romantics of the likes of Schlegel wrote about: a conglomeration of language, the arts, elegance of presentation, precision of expression, and culture.
The motto of Uta’s business is: LIV: Language, Interaction, Vision.
That is the motto of Uta’s life, too.
And what a brilliant life LIV-er she is!
Proudly and happily I sign off.