Don’t mind the grammar

Re-reading some of my writings on this blog I find that my grammar is more lacking when I write on the fly than when I take my time. I guess that’s common for a lot of people whose first language is not English. I know that it all comes down to how much I practise…

Party wipe of one

Late update on my quest to slay The Sinister Dragon: So…I managed three months of being free of snus. The thing that got me in the end was the unexpected gain of weight. Without being aware of it I substituted the tobacco with food. Like an assassin it crept up behind me and wounded me…

The great escape

“Now, this was awkward. Varis had stopped at the inn to get a drink, but before he could reach for his knives his mind went completely blank, his body sort of paralysed, and he fell to the ground. He was still conscious as he felt someone drag him around the corner from the inn and…

No turning back now

“Varis Naïlo woke up with an eerie feeling. He knew that there was no turning back now — it had begun. Earlier that week Varis had decided that it was time to break the bond between him and the dragon. It once started with innocent curiosity, but the bond between the two had strengthened quickly,…

The start of an epic adventure

I am having trouble with quitting using snus and having this trouble, I might add, is the very definition of having an addiction. So, I’m an addict, a nicotine addict, and I have been for about 8 years. To be honest I have mostly enjoyed it, but for quite some time now—not a bit. Actually, I…

Where is the logic and the compassion?

The expression “privileged white middle-class men” is a generalization and a disparaging expression that I have often seen and heard used by “privileged white middle-class women” to call attention to these men’s lack of compassion and concern for the weaker members of society. This borders on a form of gender-hatred and some sort of class-hatred….

The dilemma of waking up early on a Saturday morning

I have a Saturday morning dilemma. I woke up earlier than I wanted, but as expected. My internal clock won’t let me sleep past 7. Should I go to the gym or read a book, I wonder? It’s between need and desire, I guess. Or (extremely) boring and fun. I wish I found going to the…

100 människor och 1 ord är egentligen 100 människor och 100 ord

Grammatiken, som verkar statisk, är föränderlig och semantiken, som är subjektiv i praktiken, borde vara mer statisk. En mening som inte följer grammatiska regler kan man ändå förstå, men semantiskt sett är det nästan omöjligt att vara till 100 % överens om vad meningen egentligen betyder. 100 människor och 1 ord är egentligen 100 människor…

My first car

I married Kristina when I was 24 and we bought a green Opel of some sort for about £300. The guy who sold it only promised that it would last the year, but we were poor and needed to go places. The gear shift constantly rattled and the engine stopped every time I turned right….

Friendly fire

I do not fear to fight even a thousand devils on a battlefield. It’s my aim that worries me. Stand close!