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A tale of the modern city dweller’s troubles. Demonstrating that the contrary of lack of beauty is not necessarily just beauty.
Lexi & Pi
Club of Duellists
The intensity of relief and joy at leaving the cinema well before the end of the movie is proportional to the critics’ praise of said movie.
Clothes Make the Man
Riding the Lion
Let There Be Images
Trying to figure the drained net weight of what the internet has given us since it went pictorial.
Songs in Ink (18)
For once, the blog author goes musical. Well, sort of …
One Small Beach Towel
Way Up North
About one who loves winter and blogs on it.
Kayaks and Umiaks
Letter to the Unknown Mobber
To all the mobbers out there. And to all of us who mix up words and appearances with thinking and acting.
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!
The blog author rambling on languages, »miracle learning«, the joy of real learning, and on smiles versus emojis.
The Amnesia Project
There are things you like and things you love. The author has put a thing he loves back online.
Should you consider yourself a person without problems, chances are that you just haven’t yet met the right man.
Spinoza copied the blog author’s thoughts. – Or did he …?
Fold Me Now
My Best (and Other) Reads in 2019
My favourite books in 2019 – the story of a ship and two classics, a novel and a philosophical essay. And other books I want to mention.
Trying to rescue one’s language from the limbo of poor variance – supposed or real – might land us right into the middle of hell proper.
What has a seafarer of Sephardic origin to do with the famous Spanish treasure fleet? And how do these two relate to a discussion on stereotypes (of the friendly kind)? – Article ahoy!
The blog author lets his thoughts ramble from old sketches over his earlier predilection for science fiction to the question what has become of Utopia.
Come and See
The Barton Fink Feeling – A Lullaby
Lest we forget
The humble blog author is being in a philosophical mood. Looking back to a former colleague, to the old days of kopozky.net, and … – well, old things.
A golden age might look not quite as bright for someone viewing it from a different angle …
For Michael, 1963 – 2019.
Another post card from my collection triggers another fulminant written speech. On friendship and why as a society we should aim for the attainable.
How art can profit from absence of mind.
How can a little yellow bear be political? And what does it have to do with May Day and Bratwurst?
Life’s too short for being shy about singing and kidding around.
In the Garden'
Songs in Ink (15)
Pondering on the good and the seemingly good. About zealots, sticklers and bigots.
Through the Smokehole
A wintry childhood memory of the author.
My Best Reads in 2018
My favourite books in 2018 – a brand-new novel, a classic from 1930, and two eye-opening non-fiction books.
Yet Another Book …
Songs in Ink (14)
A gruesome tale exemplifying how abruptly and totally »isms« can affect hard-working people’s lives.
Scribble for the Kale Trip Strip
The Kale Test Trip
My Best Reads in 2017
For lovers of literature and lists.
Thrill of Christmas
A highly topical mini-drama illustrating circumstances that can make it advisable to skip a holiday. Involves yoga, artificial fragrances, and liquor.
Songs in Ink (13)
An Autumnal Co-Production
A Short Story
Twain & Bierbaum
Songs in Ink (9)
Songs in Ink (8)
Songs in Ink (7)
About a flatmate into whose shoes you could hardly put yourself.