My Favourite Scandinavians (Finland is Winland)

My Favourite Scandinavians (Finland is Winland)

I saw them from across the park. They were small, light-haired and taciturn. They wore black and had names that were mostly vowels. I saw them, and I knew they were Finns. I approached them and began to converse. They replied with one or two words and looked down at...
Die Woche der Überdeutschereise!

Die Woche der Überdeutschereise!

That is a phrase I just invented which means Awesome German Trip Week. As I write, I am in the Montreal airport waiting to board my flight to Frankfurt. My main reason for going is to attend the War Resisters International conference “Countering the...
Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

If you have never seen the film “Never Let Me Go,” based on Kazuo Ishiguru’s novel of the same name, GO WATCH IT NOW. Yes, right now. I’ll wait. If you are my mother, bring a box of Kleenex. Okay, maybe two. I love this film so much. SO MUCH....
Nail Art Like A Boss

Nail Art Like A Boss

So unless you’ve been in space, sequestered in an anchorage hermitage or actually have more important things to do than browse fashion blogs, you all know that wildly creative nail art is a widespread, awesome and super accessible trend these days. After all, we...