A beautiful sharpening station for TK pencils in vintage look was created in my workshop as a gift for a friend. TK pencils are an environmentally friendly alternative to wooden pencils. Unfortunately, good sharpeners have become rare.
The T.K. 9600 propelling action pencil was a unique pencil for drawing blueprintable lines of consistent width with graphite flat leads.
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.
Elisa-Honorine Champin was a French watercolourist and lithographer who specialised in painting flowers, fruit and vegetables.
How can the problems that arise in connection with cognitive dissonance be solved? A few loose thoughts from me on this.
This part is about the technical implementation of my small Jardin Intérieur on Cronhill.de with simply constructed Markdown files.
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.
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.
Summary of my research on the provenance of the Jenny Lind melon, named after the 19th century Swedish singer and soprano, Jenny Lind.
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.
Every year in spring, a beautifully growing tree develops into the star in our garden, the magnolia.
A short report about my first experiences with my first 3D printer, the SOVOL SV 01.
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.
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.
A statistical and content analysis of the topics and articles in the blog based on Webalizer data.
In this last project in the garden, we finally closed the gap between the wall of the herb bed and the stairs.
How I archive my photos, what I want to do in the future and why photo archiving is not just a time-consuming affair.
Why archiving pictures takes so much energy, why pictures are more than just images and what pictures have in common with french madeleines?
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.
How a calendar in my notebook - sometimes - helps me avoid procastration and makes me more aware of my season and lifetime.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?