"Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. Give Caesar his due."
- Camille Paglia

Back again
Saturday, January 3, 2009 | Permalink

Just back again after being pretty much disconnected from the world for the last two weeks. As usual I spent the holidays with my family in the north of Sweden. The winter may be cold up there usually (although I dodged the worst this time with mostly around -5C to -10C and only this last morning did it dip down to -24C); however, it's also very beautiful. Occasionally you may be able to see some polar stratospheric clouds (AKA nacreous clouds), which I was able to snap a series of pictures of.



Today I returned to a slightly snowy Stockholm. Although it's not as pretty as up north this winter is still turning out much better than the last one so far. Last winter was more or less just a long autumn with mostly cold rain and essentially no snow until late March. So I'm happy we're having snow at all.

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