Remember This?

On the question of how to resolve departmental disputes, Stephen Bess said, “Wouldn’t it be cool if everyone could just battle it out on the cardboard like breakdancers and pop-lockers in the 80’s? Sure, a few people would get hurt on those difficult moves, but nothing too serious. It would be funny too.” I agree. … More Remember This?


Now we will look at part of the Wikipedia’s article on Janteloven, namely: “The Jante Law (Danish and Norwegian: Janteloven Swedish: Jantelagen Finnish: Janten laki Faroese: Jantulógin) is a concept created by the Norwegian/Danish author Aksel Sandemose in his novel A refugee crosses his tracks (En flyktning krysser sitt spor, 1933), where he portrays the … More Janteloven

Terça Insana

“What housewife has not felt just a bit lame upon arriving at the supermarket? What housewife has not, at times, lacked the strength to lift her hand high enough to reach that slightly more expensive product?” I am quoting Dona Edith, a character in the São Paulo comedy series Terça Insana or Crazy Tuesday. This … More Terça Insana

The Empress

You are The Empress: Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation. The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful. The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of … More The Empress

Three Banes

Bane (bān), n. Fatal injury or ruin: “Hath some fond lover tic’d thee to thy bane?” (George Herbert). A cause of harm, ruin, or death: “Obedience,/Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth,/Makes slaves of men” (Percy Bysshe Shelley). A source of persistent annoyance or exasperation: “The spellings of foreign names are often the bane of … More Three Banes

Daily Mail

I Got trolls? Worse yet, anonymous trolls, or trolls with names, but fake URLs and go-nowhere e-mail addresses? One of mine today suggests that I volunteer for service in Iraq. Another believes this site dispenses unauthorized academic advice. Perhaps these discreet souls would like to read a note – signed, with an authentic return address … More Daily Mail