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The Dalai Lama conspiracy

It has been one of those days. Or should I say weeks, or month. The glaciers are melting around the world and this will have terrible consequences. I think it sucks that our leaders can’t figure out that it is more important to protect our planet from further damage than... Read More

May 7, 2014 2 Comments

From Black Friday to Giving Tuesday

For the last couple of days I have been getting emails in my inbox that are disturbing. About Black Friday.  I don’t like the name. It sounds like a horror movie. Like something bad is going to happen that day. And I guess, something bad will happen. Millions of people... Read More

November 26, 2013 Leave your thoughts

The madness of generous

Karen Blixen, the author of Out of Africa said that “the only thing we are allowed to bring with us from our lives here in earth, are the things we have given away.” I thought about that today, and decided that if I really believed that, then I would give... Read More

November 13, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Without a challenge life sucks

I read this awesome quote yesterday. I have been thinking of it ever since. It was written by Richard Kool, an ethnographer. He was describing some Indian tribes of British Colombia, Canada. “The Shushwap region was and is considered by the Indian people to be a rich place: rich in... Read More

October 1, 2013 3 Comments

I am what I choose

Here is another reblog from me. I wrote this one in 2011. I have said this before, but since it is so true, I will repeat it: The freedom of choice is often a burden. Because when we get to choose, we also run the risk of choosing wrong. And... Read More

July 22, 2013 Leave your thoughts

We are always getting to live

Many years ago I read in a book, that I can’t remember the name of, a story that I still remember. It was not a story, actually, just a comment. The author, whose name I also have forgotten, wrote about some recent solar eclipse. They are rare, the solar eclipses,... Read More

June 18, 2013 2 Comments

How to get happiness

Surely, you have, like me, thought about how nice t would be to win the lottery. How about hitting jackpot and getting a few millions to spend. Just one million would actually be good enough for me. How many of us haven’t fantasized of what we could do with the... Read More

June 4, 2013 1 Comment

Compassion among equals, you and the homeless

There has been an intense debate going on in the media in Norway over the last few months. I have followed it with great interest. The richest nation in the world, the country with the highest standard of living anywhere, the cold, oil-rich territory way up in the north of... Read More

May 28, 2013 7 Comments

Money is more important than people

Yesterday my friend, Dougal, sent me this photo. It made me happy and sad at the same time. Happy because I remember this baby well. He was so cute and he kept sticking his tongue out at me. I just wanted to hold him and hug him forever. Sad because... Read More

February 28, 2013 5 Comments

Refreshin’ in London

An empty coffee cup in a full coffee shop. Sunday morning in London, and Steve and I are trying to live the urban life. We have squeezed into the coffee shop where all the Londoners are having their breakfast, sheltered from the cold and humid day outside. I find it... Read More

February 26, 2013 2 Comments

Be nice or you will get a big nose

Among many other things the past week, we have enjoyed watching a theater Naomi, our middle daughter, has been a part of. It is a very local, very young and very enthusiastic group of actors and directors. Naomi has the role as Limping Lina, and she is angry, bitter and... Read More

February 12, 2013 1 Comment

Spraying water on Jesus

Some days ago I was in New York City. It is a marvelous city that gives me a whole lot of respect for mankind’s ability to build stuff. And to use space efficiently. There is not a lot of wasted space on Manhattan. On the streets of Manhattan I and... Read More

November 2, 2012 4 Comments