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September 11, 2020
Artek - Artek

I was in Helsinki about this time last year. Beautiful city and I gained a couple of kilos eating through it. I walked past a home decor store selling Artek furniture. I really coveted a stool there ... See more

Art & Technology since 1935

September 9, 2020

This sort of branding bothers me. How should I say this? - ”bash” (one word, ignore hhe ampersand), ”ba and sh” (phonetically as in sheep sound and be quiet) or ”b a and s h” (the ... See more

September 9, 2020

Wednesday’s realistic expectations.

September 8, 2020

Part of my teaching style is to go off on tangents. It’s not at all disciplined, but students seem to be ok with it. Today, in the middle of a high-level English class at the tech uni, I went into ... See more

September 8, 2020

I’ll be here all day.

August 31, 2020
Timeline Photos

Please take note Swedish and British friends.: An elk by any other name is in fact a moose.

August 28, 2020
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Just saw Kishti Tomita come into the café I'm sitting in to get a coffee. I think she lives in this hood as this is the second time I've seen her here. I'm working on a translation, and she said ... See more

August 28, 2020
Timeline Photos

I’ve been marking a lot of academic papers as of late. Many of my students suffer from what I call the ”comma crazy”. Whenever I see symptoms of this, this is the song I sing in my head.

August 24, 2020
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Monday, the beginning of yet another week of connecting virtually.

August 21, 2020
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Punctuation is the traffic lights of English. It matters.

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