Weekend is coming, and I’m ready to geek out. It’s going to be good!
On 11 September 1973, Salvador Allende was ousted in a military coup d’etat, ending 48 years of democratic rule in Chile. In his place, Chileans got 17 years of Augusto Pinochet and a nightmare persecution.
40 years. We have other enemies now, and smarter bombs. Continue reading
In Copenhagen, there’s a number of bridges across the inner harbour, to get to the island of Amager (and to the Airport located there). When I was a kid, these bridges would frequently open to allow for freighter boats to get in and out. ”The bridge was up” was a well-known excuse for running late. Continue reading
Yesterday when I picked up the little one from daycare, he insisted we go get ice-cream. I decided it was a reasonable request, and moreover there might not be that many good ice-cream days left this year. I called the girl who I knew to be hanging out at home, asking her to meet us at the store.
So, there’s my trusty Teva sandals, sitting on a shelf. Retired for the year. Because this week, I took to wearing shoes, for the first time in four months. It’s that time of year, you see. Not cold, nothing like that, not yet – but just so that wearing sandals while biking to work in the morning is not really good. And when it rains, *sigh* – cold and wet. Continue reading