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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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