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My Best (and Other) Reads in 2022
Cycling; AI, big data and the implications; two novels that provided mixed or no pleasure; and a motley pile of more non-fiction books about this and that.
The Next Generation
Being (Very) Serious
A narrative that might be read as a cautionary tale (though the humble author, regrettably, could not spare the time to further elaborate on the lesson to be learned).
The blog author looking back on the only time in his life when he held an office. His tenure, though, was similarly successful as his career as a precocious novelist.
On the Street
Judging the Past
After having read this little article the reader might feel inclined to say: »OK, blogger« – or not.
Non Scholae …
Songs in Ink (17)
My Best Reads in 2021
Short novels; the world of fungi; a glance into the human mind; and on mudsills, crackers, and rednecks.
The Teacher – A Novel
Math and Myth
The very true account of a business trip, demonstrating why a businessman should not be swayed by legend.
Righter (Than You)
Sacapuntas y Azulejo
Musing on a very beneficial kind of mediocrity.
Giro del Mondo Dantesco
Songs in Ink (16)
Reading is …
Some musings on history: in what way it will most probably not repeat itself. Or will it?
My Best Reads in 2020
A literary discovery, a couple of modern classics (or novels that should be considered so), three lives, and just a small dose of pure history this time.
Music in the Air
Donné par Maman
An edifying and instructive conversation between two persons not to be further specified which was transcribed with due diligence and accuracy and with deep-felt reverence for the art and tradition of Socratic dialogue.
Summer is nearing its end. A good time to sit down with a cup of coffee for a casual minute of contemplation and retrospection. – On what makes us and what draws us close to each other: not our opinions …
Just Routine Work
Raving about a novel from 1931 that has blown me away.
Para o Brasil!
How can a little yellow bear be political? And what does it have to do with May Day and Bratwurst?