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Things I wish I had known at 15

Today is Girls day! I just found out too. It seems it is not just a day of pink, cupcakes and frills. No, it is a day to focus of girls needs around the world. I think it is necessary and important to do so. Girls need to get to... Read More

October 11, 2012 Leave your thoughts

About holy habits and being different

I have some really bad habits. The most visible one is that I bite my nails. I have tried to stop for most of my life, but it somehow fails every time. Nice nails is my dream, but today the dream looks unobtainable.  I have some good habits too. I... Read More

September 5, 2012 3 Comments

Playing it fair, or remaining a bully

Having had kids for a while, I have learned some things. One of them is that you have to play fair. There are rules to all games, and if somebody breaks them, he or she cannot be trusted. And kids don’t want to play with the ones who don’t play... Read More

August 28, 2012 2 Comments

Rebuilding a blogger

Not really sure what went wrong there. It was like…I stopped blogging. I had my reasons. My daughters and I got the worst possible flight to go to the US, and we travelled for three whole days and saw more airports and breathed more bad airplane air than all of... Read More

August 11, 2012 2 Comments

Sun stress

Sun stress. It is not something you get because there is too much sun. No, you get it because you have so little sun in your life that when it comes out, you get fantastically stressed. This is happening to me at this very moment. We have had sunny and... Read More

May 24, 2012 1 Comment

We are stewards, not owners

There was an article in the newspaper today that I have been thinking about all afternoon. The journalist wrote about an interview with a very old woman who was among the richest in Norway. She was almost a hundred years old and she talked about when her brother once had... Read More

April 30, 2012 1 Comment

To be rekindled and to rekindle

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer said that, and I recently read it on a blog I frequently read,... Read More

April 14, 2012 1 Comment

To be brave like chicken droppings

I have been thinking about what courage is. I want to be a courageous woman, but so often I am not. I am brave, but I am chicken shit, like Alanis Morisette says in her song Hand in my pocket. Around my neck I carry a simple silver necklace that... Read More

April 5, 2012 Leave your thoughts

Does English licorice mess with our memory?

Last night I decided: I will start living very healthily. I will stop eating English licorice even though there is a bowl of it on the top shelf of the cabinet. I will not have a beer, even if it is Friday or Saturday night. I will not justify eating chocolate... Read More

February 5, 2012 5 Comments