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May 05 2015

Ticking all my geek boxes


I love technology, and I especially love “green” technology. So even though I don’t own a motor vehicle, I was really excited to get an invite to the unveiling of Malmö‘s newest electric car charging station … powered entirely by renewable energy.  The simple yet futuristic-looking contraption is the creation of a company called InnoVentum, which is …

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Feb 26 2015

German precision demands a decision

I’m on a business trip in Stuttgart where the bathroom in my hotel room features a toilet that leaves nothing to chance.   The Germans are SO precise about everything. #betterflushright A photo posted by Shazzer (@shazzersnaps) on Feb 26, 2015 at 2:37am PST

Jan 06 2015

Predictable insanity


Writing is such a mercurial and occasionally maddening task. How I ended up doing it for a living is a mystery for the ages. Take today, for example. It’s a holiday in Sweden (Epiphany, the one I always forget is an actual day off work) but I’m on a tight deadline for the upcoming issue …

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Nov 03 2014

From the Dept. of “Why do I Even Bother?”

Eager & well-meaning intern: Are you doing something different with your hair? It looks great. Shazzer: There’s no product in it and it desperately needs to be cut. Eager & well-meaning intern: Oh.[uncomfortably long pause] Well, maybe you should consider wearing it a little longer. Shazzer: I’ll discuss that with my hairdresser while she’s cutting …

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Jun 10 2014

Sudden realization of the not-so-welcome kind


So this morning, I made a rather rash decision to wear a pair of vibrant purple Salomon trail running shoes to work. It was a whim, really. Something I thought my colleagues would get a kick out of. What was I thinking? Why do I own a pair of purple Salomon trail running shoes, you …

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Oct 19 2013

Love means occasionally having to be late for work

There’s a famous line from the cheesy 1970 film “Love Story” (which I have written about before) in which a very wooden Ali McGraw tells an impossibly cute Ryan O’Neal that “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Which anyone who has ever been in a healthy long-term relationship knows is TOTAL BULLSHIT. Love means saying …

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Jun 03 2013

Sophie, so ferocious!

Sophie at Silkeborg

This is my friend Sophie. She likes to run and jump and climb and lift heavy objects in competitions that call for such things. She also has this warm, embracing energy about her that makes others want to run, jump, climb and lift heavy objects, too. This is a picture of her getting ready to …

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