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Lillo

Last night, my dear irascible old grandma-in-law, Gunvor “Lillo” Helenius, passed away. This was not unexpected, as she had cruised past ninety years of age – in the style of one of the last remaining true Finnish-Swedish matriarchs – some … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Holidays, 2017-2018, Day 18

Day 65. 115,650 words. We met up with a few more old friends today, and I took an afternoon train ride into Perth to do some random shopping for birthday presents and things. There really wasn’t much to add for today. … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Holidays, 2017-2018, Day 15

Day 59. 111,460 words. Busy days. And I’m taking another swing at an all-day training session today so won’t have much of a chance to mess around with blog posts. Today, Sunday the 7th of January, we had a relaxing morning … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Holidays, 2017-2018, Day 9

Day 37. 86,322 words. No progress. Quit farting around! Another nice, warm, relaxing day that it’s rather enjoyable to look back on as the temperature sits at about -10ºC and the darkness, while slowly lifting, remains severe outside office hours. … Continue reading

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Daily News

Day 2. 8 pages, 2,433 words. After starting off my 2015 with pepper Viru Valge, Tabasco, jallu, Unicum, Sambuca, Mansikki, Caol Ila, an assortment of energy drinks and other weirdness (some of which you will probably need to google but … Continue reading

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Interlude: Not withering on the vine, no sir

So, after an epic writing marathon under extremely challenging circumstances yesterday, I’m no longer too worried about my writey muscles atrophying. I still feel like a big hand-flapping litwanky crybaby about it all, but everyone was very kind to me … Continue reading

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