Archive for July, 2001

Traffic

Friday, July 20th, 2001

CONTAINS SPOILERS I saw Traffic on cable last night, and I can’t remember when I’ve hated and loved the same movie so much. What I liked: This was a serious movie dealing with an important topic, a topic that always fascinates me. It attempts to depict the complexity of the situation and the fruitlessness of […]

Suomi

Wednesday, July 18th, 2001

Here’s a brief recap of my trip to Finland: I went to a conference in Tampere, Finland. It was ED-MEDIA 2001, and since it relates to my field (educational media) the university paid my way — good thing, cuz summer flights to Norden are expensive! (Norden is a Swedish word for the Nordic region of […]

July 7, 2001

Saturday, July 7th, 2001

London — The overnight sleeper train was expensive but definitely worth it. Trains and planes are the way to go — fuck a bus, except for getting around a city. It’s around 8:00 AM, foggy and damp. I’m in Regent’s Park, making my way to Leinster Square the slow way — by walking. Leinster Square […]

July 6, 2001

Friday, July 6th, 2001

Edinburgh — I’m sitting on a bench on a hill in a park looking across a small valley at the most incredible array of stone buildings. When I got off the bus here three days ago, the site of Edinburgh made up for the eight-hour overnight ride, which sucked big-time. But I haven’t spent the […]

July 3, 2001

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2001

Helsinki — I’ve been riding one of the public bikes around the city this morning. You put in a ten-mark coin as a deposit, which unlocks the bike. Then you ride around wherever you want, with your coin wedged in its slot in your handlebars. When you return it to any of the public bike racks, […]