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Do business in Norway

Via my local newspaper, I have come across a pitch from the US government to American businesses seeking to expand abroad. Doing Business in Norway states that Norway and its neighbors are a good market for an American company, with a high number of enabled consumers and capitals that are only an hour apart from […]

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In the shadow of WWII

Where I grew up in Norway, there were some concrete bunkers built by the Germans during World War II. A friend of mine in Hordvik could not stand to go near the things. Some were very small, possibly just a guard’s hut or something and nothing to see inside, but my friend would not approach. […]

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Faith — Tro

But what is fear? Nothing more nor less than the negative use of faith…faith misplaced; a belief in two powers instead of One… —<a href="http://www.devorss.com/display.cgi?tpl=item&record=1038“>”The Science of Mind”, page 156 Faith is a difficult notion. So many try to compensate for a lack of faith by using will-power or rituals. And so many feel they […]

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Friday, no, Saturday Five

Stolen from gekko. (A steal I’m sure she won’t mind; see 4 below.) 1. What was your first job? My first full-time job was right after high school, for a commercial insurance company in Los Angeles. And it was there that I first encountered computers. During the job interview, my supervisor-to-be showed me the form […]

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V and W

Via Tim, I have been introduced to Emily’s blog, and her adventures as a brand-new immigrant to Norway (which I am reading with almost as much wonder as a native Norwegian since I have never been that kind of immigrant). She is going through the experiences most immigrants to Norway go through, including the Norwegian […]

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Odel, bunad and Tubfrim

Man, I blog like tons and tons all at once and then stop, and still some of you still expect me to blog daily! (Hi, Mark!) I got busy. I’m webmaster for one site (sorry, work-related and that’s off limits for this blog), catching up on some reading, and trying to post more often on […]