You know life is weird when venturing into dystopian fiction provides blessed relief from the real world. Well, maybe not relief, but «The Ministry for the Future», the latest novel by Kim Stanley Robinson certainly made me forget about our present woes for a few days. The book, set in the near future and in a city that i’m sure you Ronsters are familiar with, (it begins with a Z if you need a clue,) centres on the possibility of a ministry who portfolio is to advocate rights for future citizens as if their rights are as valid as those of the present and the impact on climate change.
Actually, I wanted to read through the book in one go, but Robinson weaves such a wealth of ideas and technical information into such a dense fabric that I sometimes found the book floating around in my thoughts for days and certain scenarios haunt my dreams. Not light fare, but definitely good for thinking outside the box.
1. Chic Frites- The Best Locations for Moules Frites
Sometimes mussels get a bad rap. And no, they're not for everyone. But if you do love these, and you love them even more when they're called «moules frites», not just because it sound fancier but because it has fries attached
2. Slow Down With Slow Up
Have you heard of Slow Up ? The concept is pretty simple. Take a nice street in some beautiful surroundings, close it to traffic and allow people to cycle or inline skate (or whatever), undisturbed by motor vehicles. Sounds good? This
3. Comic For September: Noémie Fatio
Time is like a river and this year it feels like a raging torrent. Yet another month has gone by and, as you probably know by now, we have a new comic illustrator, Noémie Fatio from Biel. I took some time out to find out what she wanted
1. Lost and Found
Here, we can together find things that have been lost on the streets of our beloved city of Zurich. Or maybe you've found something that's obviously lamenting a state of ownerlessness?
Let's not forget, in this world of rapid pace and
2. Are you searching for a major change in your career?
These days, setting and reaching goals is an important part of success. Whether it's in school, the workplace, or personal development, having a goal can help you stay focused and motivated. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be hard to stay
3. EvoPlay Basic Principles
Hi Friends. What are the core values and principles of EvoPlay Games underlying their philosophy in game development and how does the company enforce similar values in every project it undertakes?
1. Dear Baroness, My boyfriend won't have sex with me when I'm having my period
I have a new boyfriend. I think. We’ve been seeing each other a few times a week for just under two months. We haven’t had any talks about being exclusive but I think it’s assumed at this point, right?
2. Dear Baroness, What do you think about separate bedrooms?
I’m having an argument with my best friend and was hoping you might help us. I think that having separate bedrooms is a grand idea whilst in a relationship and my best friend seems to think this is a recipe for
3. Dear Baroness, What's up with all the unsolicited dick pix?
Can you please explain to me the reason men find it necessary to send dick pix? I’m not sure why, (maybe because it’s spring?) but suddenly, I’m being inundated by them and I’m not happy about it. Most of
1. Casa nostrana
Albisstrasse 25, 8038 Zürich
2. Lucky Dumpling: Authentic Chinese
6 years ago we welcomed 'Dini Mueter' to the Langstrasse. This summer, the bar and restaurant underwent a refurbishment and just reopened its doors with a new concept and a new name. Well, actually the new name is also the concept: Lucky
3. Ooki: All the way from Tokyo
Whenever a new Japanese restaurant opens somewhere, you can be sure that I’m not far behind. This new locale is called Ooki and serves gyoza, ramen, tempura, udon, Japanese curries and sake. The interior is very authentic, the
We are a small group meeting on a monthly basis to discuss a book and usually have dinner together afterwards (not obligatory).
We meet in Zurich and our October book is: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
If you would like to join please send me a PM through RonOrp and I will send you all other details.
Over 144,000 private homes in Ukraine have been damaged so far by Russia's brutal war of aggression. And, unfortunately, more and more are being damaged every day. Windows have been broken particularly frequently, as they burst even in distant explosions due to the resulting shock waves.
Before the arrival of winter, we would like to bring as many windows as possible to Ukraine so that they can be quickly installed there and people do not have to freeze in their homes. After all, winters in Ukraine are usually long and cold.
While prices for building materials in Ukraine have skyrocketed since the Russian invasion, thousands of high-quality used windows are disposed of in Switzerland every year.
In close partnership with the Basel-based association RE-WIN, we collect these used but still fully functional windows in Switzerland and bring them to Ukraine in the spirit of the circular economy. There, the windows are then quickly installed.
Libereco is recognized as a non-profit organization and will gladly provide all crowdfunders from Switzerland and Liechtenstein with a donation receipt for their tax return for their contribution to the window transports.