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It is delightful to discover words in other languages that do not exist in your own language. I found a collection of untranslatable words in this Medium article that first introduced me to the word komorebi 7 years ago. I immediately fell in love with the word that is used to describe sunlight being filtered through the trees or “the interplay between the light and the leaves”. It has a sense of discovery in it. There can be all sort of reasons for a word existing or not existing in a language, but that is not my point. I am just charmed by a word that can teach us to open our eyes and minds to beauty everywhere. Soon I was noticing komorebi all the time when out walking. When I visited Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum a few years ago, I realised that Bessie MacNicol, one of the Arts…

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Food for thought on the 1st of November 2019

Rather than sharing two links on Twitter with very little commenting or curating, I thought I’d post them in a blog post. That gives me more space to comment on why I found them worthwhile. I hope your brain enjoys these munchies. Did you know that fast-food products can contain a little extra for you? Read how Fast food increases exposure to a ‘forever chemical’ called PFAS. It’s not in the food. It’s in the packaging. But it gets into the food. Yuck. Who likes food wrapped in soggy papir or soggy cardboard, but do we really need to add a forever chemical to the packaging materials to avoid the soggy mess. Denmark is the first country to ban the use of PFAS in packaging. Maps are one way indigenous people are becoming more visible. I liked reading How mapmakers help indigenous people defend their lands. A quote at the…

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Happy birthday, little blog

Yesterday, this little blog turned 12. 12 years!! That was back in the day when people wrote more than 140 characters to share their thoughts. Back in the day when people were more civil, too! I upgraded the site to the Twenty-Nineteen theme, which is awfully minimalist, but I will give it a try. I installed it “out of the box” and will search for some way to put a header on top later on. I was also motivated to upgrade because I believe it is another way to prevent any security leaks due to old code. Will the minimalist theme get me writing more on the blog? We’ll see! Stay tuned! Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!

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