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Maxim 70

Howard Tayler’s Schlock Mercenary universe has 70 Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries. They’re all great, I would expect nothing less from Howard, but one of them, in particular, is close to my heart. Failure is not an option – it is mandatory. ….  Read More


Favorite knits

Everyone in the Finnish school system gets taught how to knit. That doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone learns or even that everyone who learns retains the knowledge. For years, I was like that. I kept yarn around because I wanted to think ….  Read More



Saturday night, just before midnight, I took out my sourdough starter, added a bit of flour and left it to sit. In other words, it was a very glamorous Saturday night. The first breads were probably made around 11.600 – 14.600 years ….  Read More