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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As Quartz reports, The pen is not only mightier than the sword, but in some cases also mightier than the keyboard. It may well be that the physicality of shaping […]
This is fun. US 45th presidency proceeding step by step to be fully aligned with epic cartoon satire. Life imitates art indeed, Mr. Wilde. (Via Mashable) Update: 80s guy lasted […]
By keeping your book in one location each time, you free yourself from the distractions of a commute or the pounding waves of a beach. As a result, a strange new relationship forms, between you, the voice of the book, and the room. Your ritual creates a singular association between the book and a quiet, private place, which in turn gives your relationship a new dimension.