InterRambling: Sweet, Sweet Tampere

It’s been a long time coming, so let’s talk about Tampere. If it were possible, I would get Will Ferrel’s James Lipton on the line to call this little city two hours(ish) northwest of Helsinki to say, “You are a delight,” over and over again–there is no world in which the actual James Lipton would […]

InterRambling: Back in Town

At roughly 12:43 PM Eastern Standard Time, I arrived back in the U.S. I’ve been getting up to play with my dog almost every hour on the hour, so I’m happy as a really happy thing right now, if a bit covered in hair and slime as I type. Sorry, Steve. It’ll be a busy […]

Ramblings Reads No. Two: Dance with the Devil in the Pale Moonlight

Now that I’ve reminded you how long it’s been since you watched Tim Burton’s Batman, I’d like to tell you a bit about Justin Evans’ A Good and Happy Child. I’ll give you an out, though. If you want to save yourself a bit of reading, you could watch this promotional video that manages to […]

Because Homesickness Is Complicated

Had I the Choice Had I the choice to tally greatest bards, To limn their portraits, stately, beautiful, and emulate at will, Homer with all his wars and warriors—Hector, Achilles, Ajax, Or Shakspere’s woe-entangled Hamlet, Lear, Othello—Tenny- son’s fair ladies, Metre or wit the best, or choice conceit to wield in perfect rhyme, delight of […]

InterRambling: Happy (Capital-)Birthday, Helsinki!

The first stop on my trip was Helsinki, which was celebrating its two-hundredth year as Finland’s capital. That meant festivals and street fairs all over the place. I was lucky enough to run into the lovely Anna, a local lady and fellow Trinity student, who endured my head-lolling and snoozing throughout the plane journey, and […]

Rambling Reads No. One: A Stroll with Moomintroll

Since I can’t tell you about what I’m doing, I thought I’d have a crack at telling you about what I’m reading. Only the things I really dig, though. You might wind up loving the stuff I just find okay if you read it, but I’d rather give glowing responses than get bogged down with […]