As hats come off and shades put on

It’s not the best photo ever taken, but this is actually as the hat/roof/spire of the church is taken down for renovation in my hometown of Lund last week. This was actually THE event of the week, as the Cathedral has been around for a 1000 years and the roof of the two towers has been there since 1850. So it will most probably be a once-in-a-lifetime-event for me…

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In the shadow of war and spring

So Have spent the last 10 days with my first ever home examination in Old Japanese History, finished it late Friday night, and between reading and writing I have followed the appalling newsreels from Ukraine, where people have been slaughtered or running for their lives. 

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A human being or a turd?

Outside the community hall the Ukrainian flag is proudly waving in the windy Spring weather. On the market square people are gathering on the weekends showing support for the Ukrainian people. Not because they believe they can persuade Putin to stop the war, but because this feeling of total helplessness needs an outlet, you need to do something, right?

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