Or how I fell out of love with Duolingo. Years ago, I really loved the design of Duolingo. Particularly Duo, the Owl. I regularly played that game, translating phrases, so that I wouldn’t see the saddest owl reminding me that I hadn’t done my studies. I picked it up again a while ago to push […]
Choose: be the story or tell the story. It’s hard to do both. —Me. The Iron Hand The emperor came to the man and showed his mechanical hand. He clenched it and showed his steel fist. The man bowed his head and did what the emperor asked. The second emperor came to the man and […]
It is always time to write thoughts. Ganghwado. We visited the Ganghwa dolmens. There, the 53 ton slab upon its two uprights. Standing there since the bronze age. A mere 3,000 years. Younger, far, than the pyramids. Yet, it has seen a cycle of ages. The island is now 300 square kilometres, but that’s after […]
Hello, world, 2022. Once more into the orbital breech.
Is it journal, when it is not daily? Emperor Elephant There are two wolves fighting in the soul of the elephant. Whichever wolf wins, the grass gets trampled. The Bed of Procrastes This bed was too short. That bed was too long. He never got around to fixing either. Vaccine Wishes I wish this vaccine […]
It’s Sunday. I really shouldn’t have checked Mark’s Metabook on a Sunday, but we are all fallen. I did. And I saw some friend requests, and like the fool I often am, I responded. It’s a mistake; it’s always a mistake. The Friendbook is the worst because it says to a connection, “you are a […]
To be unreadable is freedom. Of a sort. No Phone Elegy I am overjoyed to have experienced being hooked and tethered to my smartphone. Now, whenever I go for a walk without my phone, I am overwhelmed by how vivid, how three-dimensional, how high-resolution, how multi-sensory reality is. An ant crawling across the moss, a […]
Every morning, All the time, Lovely weekend all, beyond this electric veil. I will no’ hear your answer, no’ today.
Today is the 30th of September 2021. Since the 3rd of January 2020, South Korea has reported 2,481 deaths as a result of covid-19 and a total 311,289 confirmed cases (source). The test positivity rate is currently 2.3%. The current population of South Korea is estimated at 51,324,162 (source). As of today, 1 in 20,686 […]
Wars Are Bad Wars are really bad. I’m very happy our 30-year old very independent European Union province of Slovenia is independent and sovereign. Still, if Yugoslavia had avoided a war, a few hundred thousand people wouldn’t be dead and a few million lives wouldn’t have been blighted by the decline and fall and the […]