Monthly Archives: May 2011

Casual conversations

Last Thursday, I came across a casual conversation in my facebook “news” feed. I’ll call the two participants A and B. It all started with A posting a link about a rather large number of people “fleeing Rome” last Wednesday … Continue reading

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Galley bathroom reminder

This beautifully handcrafted sign hangs as a reminder (and maybe a warning?) on the door of the toilet that is located right next to the galley at Palmer Station, Antarctica: Apparently, it’s not a plumbing problem – it’s the proximity.

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Long, Slow Distance

First, I want to talk about cheese. Some cheese, yesterday. I heard the term “big cheese” used in reference to a person for the first time in the mid-nineties, when I moved to the UK. Of course I wondered why … Continue reading

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