No, this is not the usual cheer roared by Norwegians, but a sentiment stated by US republicans. Today’s dead-tree edition of my local paper, Bergens Tidende, has a hilarious editorial on the GOP panic in the US that America is turning into Sweden. Illustrated with a photo from the opening of an IKEA store in […]
I participated. I tunred off my lights, lit some candles and sat in my darkened living room for an hour, listening to a podcast. I’m sorry to say that I did not sit in a darkened neighborhood although my city was an official participant.
Wordless Wednesday (Taken with equally new office cell phone.)
I’m kind of having a blast from the past these days. I remember reading time management books and a lot of other management books some 25 years ago when I was a lowly secretary. While other women’s hearts get all aflutter at the idea of a bouquet of red roses or a sweet note left […]
I enjoy Oprah’s Soul Series radio podcasts and have just listened to her interview with actor Rainn Wilson. At one point during the interview, Rainn gave a good list of “life’s big questions”, and I feel like trying to answer them: What does your soul look like? I love Oprah’s answer in the interview: “My […]
Once again I was lured into some Web 2.0 way of communicating with friends, and once again, it just doesn’t suit me. I am not interested in telling you the minutiae of my day. I have no gene for exhibitionism. I am speaking of Twitter: It gives me the opportunity to tell you I’m at […]
My friend Alice has gone on a rant about her experiences with health care in her neck of the woods (and her desire for socialized medicine that we living in other countries enjoy). The same day she ranted, I had been to see my doctor. Here is my comment on Alice’s blog about that: Contrast […]
Sparkling Red has tagged me with a meme about what I would take if I were on a deserted island. At least its deserted. Drives me batty when people say “desert island”. Hey, that’d be Catalina off Los Angeles, and there’s people and mini-golf and boats and hotels and bars there! No such luck this […]
I have participated in NicoleB’s scavenger hunt. My finds can be seen here. Whee!
Heard at work: The Finns invent things, the Swedes manufacture them, the Danes sell them, and the Norwegians buy them.
My evening outing to Bergen’s cultural history museum to hear a lecture about its collection of mummies and the recent CT-scans taken of two of them, prompted yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday and a reminder about an interest I once had: Archaeology. I don’t get the fascination with antiques. But make whatever the object is old enough […]
Wordless Wednesday More about whose X-rays these are here and here.