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, […]
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 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 […]
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.
So, I tried bending over today. That’s not going to work any more.
Apparently, I have come to a point in my life when not having to walk 25 meters to get a free paper ticket from a machine, and then back to put it behind the windscreen […]
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. […]
From what I hear, it’s good to limit the presence of crystals in the East area this year. Note the moderate Fire and Earth elements in the visiting star. Also, keep your rhinoceros blue at […]
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 […]
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 […]
It is the weekend, and the FT is “probing” another strain of conspicuous consumption: bespoke libraries. (Is there a wholesale version?) WTF? Paying people to assemble a library in your home is like paying them […]
Happy World Radio Day, everybody! The 2018 theme is radio and sports, but never mind that. As has been evident for some time, although wide adoption doubtless will take some time, podcasting is the new […]
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 […]
When winter finally hits Oslo, it can hit hard. And suddenly. (Ny-sådd ≈ Recently sown) Christmas sneaked up on me and hit me hard, too, like it usually does. I don’t know why I never […]
When I have some time off from everything, I like to take the subway downtown to mosey around. One of these days, I was randomly browsing in a book store, and I happened upon a […]
King Harald is dead, said NTB. Nah, the King is fine. He’s just out Elk-hunting, said court. On this sad day, our thougts and prayers go to the unfortunate people responsible for the impromptu publication […]
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.
Photo: Turko-Italian Archeological Expedition, Karkemish Emojis are not exactly new, but that they were this old… Smithsonian reports from archeological excavations on the border between Syria and Turkey. The Hittites were early adopters of hip mugs, […]