Travels: Beyond the Wolf Border

August is here!

There are a crazy amount of concepts in the world that have a peculiar meaning that only certain people understand – regional inside jokes if you like. In this travel story, let me introduce you to one of them – the wolf border.

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Review: Made in America by Bill Bryson

“Eenie, meenie, minie, mo” is based on a counting system that predates the Roman occupation of Britain, that may even be pre-Celtic.”
~Bill Bryson, Made in America

Plot summary

“Readers from Toad Suck, Arkansas, to Idiotsville, Oregon – and everywhere in between – will love Made in America, Bill Bryson’s Informal History of the English Language in the United States.

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Review: This is How You Die – Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death

‘Is there anything you want to do before we put our heads in plastic boxes for two days?’
I thought about this for a second, then held the side of her face and kissed her.
We both zipped up our suits just in time to see the reactor blow: a column of green radioactive fire, belching black smoke. Di squeezed my hand, our big boxy heads knocked clumsily together, and I tried to think of something romantic to say.
‘Well, I guess that’s why they all die of cancer.’
~Tom Francis, This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death

Plot summary

“If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalizing premise of This Is How You Die, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published best seller, Machine of Death.

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Poll: Summer 2017 Rock Playlist

“Mellow is the man who knows what he’s been missing”
~Led Zeppelin

Vote for your Rock playlist

Below is a list of 15 rock songs, vote for your favorite three among them. You can also add your own choice if you wish. Just a hint, the 15 songs are among my favorites 🙂 Thanks for helping me out! Have a blasting summer of rock!

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Travels: Oasis of alpine roses in Helsinki

“The earth laughs in flowers.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a surreal paradise not too far from the Helsinki city center. It is a world where alpine roses meet mighty pine trees. It is a collision of realms of sweet flowers and trees that are used to four seasons and the harshness of conditions.

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Review: Neuromancer by William Gibson

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”
~William Gibson, Neuromancer

Plot summary

“The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace.

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Helsingin alkukesän galleriavinkit

Watching people watching art. Photo: Pixabay (CC0 Public Domain)
Taiteen katsomisen tarkkailua. Kuva: Pixabay (CC0 Public Domain)

Hyvä Helsingin kesäväki! Aikaisemmin tällä viikolla vinkkasin teille museonäyttelyistä, nyt olisivat vuorossa galleriasuositukset. Gallerioiden valinta osoittautui paljon haastavammaksi tehtäväksi kuin museoiden valitseminen.

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