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Where brainfarts come from Jan. 16th, 2017 @ 05:08 pm

The steering wrench Jan. 15th, 2017 @ 12:57 pm

Dating a Viking woman Jan. 9th, 2017 @ 08:58 am

Oh, those Sami! Jan. 7th, 2017 @ 12:07 am
This is about cold, and the Sami people of Lappland.

No cold is too cold for the SamiCollapse )

Ref is faaabulous Dec. 31st, 2016 @ 09:25 am

How StarWars should have ended Dec. 29th, 2016 @ 09:55 am

Just another day at a Finnish school Dec. 27th, 2016 @ 02:21 pm
During one of my more recent visits to Finland, I joined a friend of mine who teaches at a boarding school in central Finland, in the small town of Aitoo. It's one of the few boarding schools for 7-9-graders. It's private, but the funding for the students comes from the state. My friend had spent long years of training, studying and exams before she could become a teacher - but now she says it's all been totally worth it. Because teachers in Finland are among the highest paid professions, they're raised on a pedestal, almost worshiped. And for a good reason.

Finland is the prime example that sane, open education policy, produces top performers...

It should've been red ham and blue ham Dec. 24th, 2016 @ 11:16 pm

Human drone Dec. 22nd, 2016 @ 09:06 am

Supreme soviet engineering Dec. 21st, 2016 @ 09:26 am
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