LIGHTHOUSE [ˈlaɪt.haʊs]
A tall building near the coast or shore with a flashing light at the top to warn ships of rocks and other dangers. (—Cambridge Dictionary)
Useful to navigate through the Tsunami of information overload and not lose orientation.

  • Schadenfreude
    One of the not-so-great things about the internet, especially social media, is the increasing number of posts based on schadenfreude. ...
  • Poker vs. Bridge
    When we started out in the early 80s in Germany, the predominant cards were Fox Lake or Aviator Bridge size. ...
  • About Bookshelves
    Bookshelves are graveyards. It frightens me every time I enter a library. And it scares me seeing more and more ...
  • Has The Future of Magic Arrived?
  • Scriptwriting (2)
    1.2 The Archive “Writing never starts on a blank page.” This is so true, and any serious writer will agree on that. ...
  • Scriptwriting
    Thoughts on how to create patter for magic routines. But then, patter doesn’t seem to be the right word for ...
  • The Latticework of Knowledge
    In a famous speech in the 1990s, Charlie Munger summed up the approach to practical wisdom through understanding mental models ...
  • The Tricky Trick Coin Business
    I am a big fan of pure, sleight-of-hand coin magic. When I started, we didn’t have all those fancy gimmicks. ...
  • Entropy
    Here is a presentation idea using a concept of thermodynamics: entropy. The definition from simple Wikipedia is this: A law of ...
  • The Passion Trap
    This might be of interest for some. I will formulate it in this way: The more emphasis you place on finding ...
  • Tobaccognition II
    In Bascom Jones’ magazine MAGICK #441, there is a lovely trick by Phil Goldstein, called “Tobaccognition” (what a title). It ...
  • Silent Convincers – Part 1
    This is the start of a series of articles on the topic of subtleties for magicians. There will be even ...
  • A Challenge
    There aren’t too many card tricks for the parlour/stage magician. Maybe the hurdle is the lessened visibility of the card’s ...
  • Two Gems For 2020
    In the past year, I read tons of material, and there are two items that stand out to me, because ...
  • Bag and Purse Organizers II
    This is an update or expansion on the topic of bag organisers. At the time of this being written, the ...
  • The Empathy Map
    This is something that has served me well in the past years to carve a thorough presentation. And it is ...
  • That Darned Books
    Recently, I heard a complaint about why it is a hassle to read books. No — not the usual “I ...
  • Hierarchy of Needs
    Abraham Maslow conceived the “hierarchy of needs,” which is an interesting concept about the motivation of humans. While I don’t ...
  • Thanks to Aronson
    Simon Aronson was amazing. I love his work. There is one trick that has fascinated me, and that is his ...
  • The Madness of Competitions
    When looking around in magic, I see a lot of interesting folks. One thing that stands out is the need ...
  • Improve Your Rhythm
    This is a fascinating topic and one which could bring some benefits if the firm insights are applied to the ...
  • Lost Advice
    In magic, there are some lost areas and lost knowledge. Stuff that is ignored or even unknown to the present ...
  • Information Junkies
    I do not mean this article to be a guideline or a solution to the problem. It is just meant ...
  • Fogel’s Reminder
    In the Patrick Page Audio Archives there is a fascinating and eye-opening interview Pat did with the legendary Maurice Fogel. ...