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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 […]


I had a birthday recently, and was for a fleeting moment the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything. Sadly, I have misplaced my towel (and we still don’t know what […]

Croc off!

People say I should not wear my crocs in public, because they are ugly. Bof! This is half the reason I DO wear them (they are also supremely comfortable). In fact, crocs are to the […]


The good thing about being plus forty and minus happy with your dad-bod is at least you won’t have to disagree with other people’s opinions of you.

Handwriting headed for history?

TLS has a nice piece on two books at opposite ends of the spectrum with regards to the excellence of handwriting. One thinks and indeed hopes it will go away. The other celebrates its artfulness. […]

Email (still) works

Quartz has an excellent (as usual!) digression into the topic of email today. Conclusion: It works. I wholeheartedly agree. The quote from Devin Coldeway says it best: “No company owns it. It works reliably and […]

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The half monty

The half monty

We have come a long way since the time when a woman showing so much as an ankle could be considered scandalously  inappropriate. Even so, fashion shops promoting going commando seems to me as venturing […]

Public drunkenness has lost its mojo

Why don’t drunk people sing anymore? Admittedly, it’s been a while since I dragged myself through the indecency of public drunkenness. But in my memory it had some glory to it when all or most […]


Overheard at subway in Oslo city centre: I’m not angry, f*ckface!!! I love you, now let’s work this out like adults, you f*cking shit!! This communicates on several levels, I think.