I’m reading Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands. About how Stalin and Hitler killed 14 million civilians and prisoner’s of war in the area between Berlin, Moscow and the Black Sea between 1933 and 1945. It is not all new to me. Still, it is heavy to take in. Snyder’s style is factual with eye witness accounts. He … Continue reading Bloodlands and Mr. Jones
Château de Montségur in southern France was once the location of a dramatic siege. In my game Montsegur 1244 you retell the story. The game is now available in Japanese.
I treated the family with a four day trip to Visby on Gotland to celebrate signing for a new job. Gotland is the large island in the middle of the Baltic Sea. A popular tourist destination reachable in a three hour ferry ride from Nynäshamn south of Stockholm. View from Galgberget (Gallows Hill) north of … Continue reading Visby
So it happened that I found myself in Athens, Greece in March. First place to explore being Acropolis, the 'high city' with a history of more than 2500 years. Finally getting some use of learning the difference between doric and ionic columns in third year gymnasium, I made it to the top on a beautiful … Continue reading Acropolis
One weekend in May, my wife and I visited Vilnius. It's been a while since we travelled without kids just the two of us so fun to recall our city hopping back from when we were dating.
I love learning about history; how people have lived before, and how the world has evolved into the amazing, wonderful and crazy place it is today. Since I moved to Sweden 10 years ago, one of the ways I have improved my Swedish is by reading books in Swedish, often about Sweden and often about … Continue reading Reading tip: The Engineers by Gunnar Wetterberg
A closer look at the story game Red Carnations from a Black Grave