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No 39 Read: ~ 20 min Words: ~ 2845

How a hatter from Broadway made himself immortal with the help of Phineas Taylor Barnum and thus did the most clever marketing of the decade.

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No 33 Read: ~ 2 min Words: ~ 175

Elisa-Honorine Champin was a French watercolourist and lithographer who specialised in painting flowers, fruit and vegetables.

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No 37 Read: ~ 7 min Words: ~ 1065

How can the problems that arise in connection with cognitive dissonance be solved? A few loose thoughts from me on this.

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No 35 Read: ~ 9 min Words: ~ 1500

It should actually be called Mille Fleur, this rose. With a similar sound to the French word Mille-feuille for a cake made only of puff pastry.

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No 34 Read: ~ 15 min Words: ~ 2300

There is a new section on Cronhill.de and it is called Jardin Intérieur. In this section I develop ideas and deal with themes. I write notes and link them together. In the end, I may harvest something new.

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No 32 Read: ~ 19 min Words: ~ 2700

Summary of my research on the provenance of the Jenny Lind melon, named after the 19th century Swedish singer and soprano, Jenny Lind.

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No 31 Read: ~ 13 min Words: ~ 2000

How I go about researching my articles online, which sources I use, how I assess their quality. And what else I attach importance to when writing.

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No 29 Read: ~ 3 min Words: ~ 500

A short report about my first experiences with my first 3D printer, the SOVOL SV 01.

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No 27 Read: ~ 20 min Words: ~ 3000

My review of the year 2020: Professionally okay, privately satisfied, a lot accomplished, but normal life and the state of mind - one tiring and cognitively dissonant strain.

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No 26 Read: ~ 3,5 min Words: ~ 25

My place for all projects and ideas, private and professional, my think tank to relieve myself mentally as much as possible, this is the task and idea book.

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No 24 Read: ~ 4,5 min Words: ~ 670

In this last project in the garden, we finally closed the gap between the wall of the herb bed and the stairs.

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No 23 Read: ~ 6 min Words: ~ 1000

How I archive my photos, what I want to do in the future and why photo archiving is not just a time-consuming affair.

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No 22 Read: ~ 14 min Words: ~ 2100

Why archiving pictures takes so much energy, why pictures are more than just images and what pictures have in common with french madeleines?

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No 21 Read: ~ 11 min Words: ~ 1560

Jack Johnson founded the forerunner of the legendary Cotton Club, the Club Delux in New York and was the first black boxing world champion in heavyweight boxing history.

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How a calendar in my notebook - sometimes - helps me avoid procastration and makes me more aware of my season and lifetime.

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No 19 Read: ~ 16 min Words: ~ 2300

There is a reason why the black hole in the film Interstellar is called Gargantua. And what is it about the Rabelaisian succulence that Thomas Wolfe uses as a metaphor? The French doctor, monk and Renaissance author is the answer.

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No 18 Read: ~ 21 min Words: ~ 3100

There are quotations that one never forgets, and this, the following quotation from the English Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon, came to my mind very well when reading the novel Wedding before the Fall, written by Dorothy L. Sayers in 1937. And then comes the moment when one is reminded of this quotation anew in an up-to-date way. We'll get to that later.

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No 17 Read: ~ 10 min Words: ~ 1470

What does a beloved pre-Christmas German television routine about a little Lord, Star Trek and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have in common?

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No 16 Read: ~ 10 min Words: ~ 1500

Vaudevilles were a theatre and song genre in France, in the eighties of the nineteenth century in the United States vaudevilles and show booths were so called. Numerous famous comedians emerged from them there.

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No 15 Read: ~ 35 min Words: ~ 5000

Cristóbal Rio's bookshelf is dominated by male authors of existentialism: Albert Camus and Søren Kierkegaard and Miguel de Unamuno. What role do the philosophical views of these authors play in the series, and what is it about Death in the Afternoon by Hemingway?

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No 14 Read: ~ 20 min Words: ~ 3000

What do a small person, an oversized tomb, an impoverished old African-American woman from the southern states and the clinical psychologist Paul Everett Meehl have in common?

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