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Word of the Day: Millennial

Definition: People reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century (there are other unrelated definitions too). But what is ‘young adulthood’? And is the ‘early 21st century’ earlier than 4am? I’m not the only one confused, am I? A dedicated millennial marketing firm says that a ‘millennial’ is anyone born between 1977 and 2000 (gosh, [...]

By | 2017-02-05T22:48:31+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Personal, WOTD|3 Comments

International Happiness Day

Oh no, I missed International Happiness Day. Not sure why. I guess I was doing stuff. Being tired. I forgot to stop and think. Anyway, International Happiness Day is March 20. And this year, Denmark is officially the happiest country in the world. Bhutan didn't make the list this year, but it used to be the [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:20:27+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Personal|0 Comments

What Harper Lee teaches us about talent

Nelle Harper Lee died last month at 89. Among the countless obituaries printed for her in the last few days is a tweet by Congressman John Lewis: One of the greatest writers of all time, Harper Lee laid bare the soul of America and her work will continue to educate for generations.  She has won [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:20:28+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Personal, Uncategorised|0 Comments

The impossible task (of cleaning a bookshelf)

The situation was getting desperate. The shelves were bending. The thing looked like this: The geckos had started renting out The Prophet’s dust jacket to a family of huntsmen. No mercy, we said. Only if we’ll read it again. We said. The rest can go into this empty beer carton and we will have pretty [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:20:28+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Personal|0 Comments