Kid rock bottom

After a successful (no deaths!) birthday party for my eight year old son, I find myself in a reflective mood.

Shouting as a form of communication, while popular in this segment, is too easily crowded out. It makes communicative violence such as pushing (move!) and strangling (be quiet!) more, if not acceptible, then at least explicable. There might be valuable insights here for both advertisers and political campaigners, but none especially uplifting.

Plans for summer: Being bored

The key to a perfect summer is making absolutely zero plans, writes Ephrat Livni in Quartz: https://qz.com/quartzy/1633181/the-key-to-a-perfect-summer-is-making-absolutely-zero-plans/ I think I can manage that.

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Korthet

Noen ganger passer det å fatte seg i korthet: Vil du gifte deg med meg – ja. Skal vi sloss – nei. Gir livet mening – kanskje. Men andre ganger trenger du over 4 tusen […]

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Beige is back, baby

I’ve been the color of dead beige most of my life, and somehow I now find myself in vogue (ref Quartz: https://qz.com/emails/quartz-obsession/1609702/). Perhaps even my beige personality might start to get some traction…

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Dandruff season

It’s November – and the season for turning on the ovens all over the house. Consequence: Dry scalp – with a vengeance. Still, it’s better than freezing your balls off.

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Today is a good day to start drawing

Putting pen to paper has many benefits, writes Anne Quito in Quartz. It develops the capacity for close observation, introspection, patience, and humility Of course, one could also add the word du jour: mindfullness. However, […]

It’s called Tsunduko

Thank the lords, there is a diagnosis: Tsundoku is Japanese for “the act of allowing books to accumulate.” Here is a selection of the last couple of weeks’ wood pulp accumulation. Now, I PLAN to read […]

The sweet sweet sound of silence

The Deichman and other public libraries in Norway are open 7-23, seven days a week. During times when staff is not present, you let yourself in with your library card. People are quiet, polite, check […]