… what thought process has led to various outcomes I observe around me. As The Killers so eloquently put it: Are we dancer (sic)?
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.
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, the advice is to not […]
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 these on my summer vacation […]
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 out books through the self-service […]
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 the question was). So keep […]
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 emancipated man what cigarettes were […]
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 of my car, is something […]
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. I am confident that handwriting […]
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 all times. That is all.
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 as intended on every platform, […]
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 to hunt, kill, prepare and […]
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 radio: Available on demand, episodic […]
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 in the crew were able […]
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 of the obituary of Norwegian […]
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, it turns out. The mugs […]
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 letters cements concepts in the mind. For example, to type […]