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New Category etc.

Today I created a new category and sub category: Artwiculation and RT Round-up. (You can see them the category bar below the banner at the top of the page.) Artwiculation will have at least three sub-categories in the end. I’m plannng to collect here all my Artwiculations for the Artwiculate word-game on Twitter as well as the occasional flights of fancy that produce what I’m calling ArtwicuTales; longer stories told in 140 character Twitter bites. Under RT Round-up you’ll find my round-up of the 20 or so tweets contributed to Artwiculate in a given day that I choose to retweet as @TSupercargo. Today I’ve also discovered how to change the date of a post so I’ll be able to re-post … More…

Plume bloom

Plume bloom

This photo taken on my morning walk into Gothenburg town. I think it’s not smoke but steam, though that may just be wishful thinking. The photo probably illustrates the lid that the thermal inversion puts on the city in fine, windless weather.

Harri

Two Taciturn Men

On the 12th April 2010, the Artwiculate Word of the Day was taciturn. For some reason I thought of Finland where I lived for two years in the 1980s. ———————————————————————————– Seppo Suomaleinen was a taciturn man, as silent as only a Finn can be (and Finns pride themselves on their taciturnity). But despite his taciturn nature, sometimes Seppo liked company. One day he crossed kilometres of forest to visit his neighbour. Seppo’s neighbour across the forest was Harri Hetkinen, another taciturn Finn, who lived cutting wood and curing elk meat. Harri Hetkinen wasn’t quite as taciturn as Seppo, and Seppo, in his silent way, enjoyed rubbing Harri’s nose in it. Harri had once visited Helsinki and come home with a … More…