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On sui generis Constructions (The Rise and Autonomy of the Social)

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As an attempt to (re)socialize, I decided to visit a Christmas Church today. I thought of going to the Tallinn Jaani Church, where I used to go in 1990s. I was thinking that if I were a priest and would call people to the church in the Christmas Eve, I would carefully think of what […]


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For Monday morning I would recommend an Estonian national drink full of energy: Ingredients 2,5 l milk 100 g barley meal 1 tbs butter salt / sugar (I would recommend honey)   Method Pour the sifted barley meal into the boiling milk using a narrow spout, stir. Season with butter and salt or sugar (honey). […]

“Starting Up” From Crisis – A Subsidiary Method

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My Father Jaan Erne (born in 1934) with a Fellow who looks like actor Cary Grant, in 1960s. Having graduated from the Tallinn Business School (or should I say Tallinn School of Commerce?) in 1964, my Father has well managed family resources. For tough times, he would recommend the recipe that soon follows.

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University of Tartu – European University

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A comment I received today made me think that people may understand things funnily (not the specific commentator). – The day before yesterday I put up a video introducing a German school. Since the video only brings up the dark sides of the school, people usually start asking questions and expect to get to know […]

Unity in Diversity

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Oatmeal cookies (K a e r a küpsised) – a recipe from Estonian cuisine for Sunday evening. Ingredients 1,5 dl porridge oats 1 dl flour 1,5 cup brown sugar 1 dl honey 2 tbs butter, softened 2 egg whites 1 tbs milk 1 cup dried apple pieces   Method Mix butter, sugar and honey until fluffy. […]

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