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Does God care about science books?

Something so cool happened this morning. Mornings are, as you know, challenging. Getting ready for work and school, fixing lunches, finding the erasers, packing the PE bag—it causes stress, even for the dog. In our house right now there are added elements of stress: The stuff is still in boxes,... Read More

May 6, 2011 3 Comments

To run a marathon or organize all the clutter?

Today is the day for sharing my dreams. You could call them ambitions too, but I think that sounds a lot more disciplined, and it may actually keep me from achieving them. These are some of my dreams (the ones I am not ashamed to share in public, and most... Read More

April 3, 2011 2 Comments

Smell of tatami and thoughts of sorrow

Once I lived in Japan. I love that country. I love the people, the smell of tatami, the delicate way green tea is served, and the women who laugh with their hands covering their mouths. I love sitting on the floors in the tiny houses for hours, eating small portions... Read More

March 13, 2011 1 Comment

Real life math and lessons about Burma

I have a relatively big problem that I have been thinking about for some days now. I will try to explain, but be aware: It will involve math. This week I went to Burma and talked to as many people I could. I asked them as many questions as I... Read More

March 11, 2011 2 Comments

Condom suits and adrenaline

Last night I was late to a party and lost all inhibitions as jumped up and down cheering and shouting. I was part of a historic moment, watching Norway win gold on the men’s relay in the World Championships in cross-country skiing. Uh, what? People say when I try to... Read More

March 5, 2011 Leave your thoughts

The truth about lead and feathers

It was always such fun to ask this question: What is heavier? 1 kg lead or 1 kg feathers? We would laugh out loud when the person we asked said: 1 kg lead. Ha, ha, ha, dumb, dumb, it weighs the same! This is one of my useless childhood memories.... Read More

February 28, 2011 5 Comments

Connected and vulnerable

I heard something interesting today: Connection is the reason we are here. We all want to feel connected, and when we don’t, well, it’s then that it goes downhill in a very fast way. This resonated with me. First and foremost because I want to be connected myself. But also... Read More

February 6, 2011 3 Comments

Wimps, cowards or heroes?

The cool thing about having a blog is that I can write whatever I want! That is also the dangerous thing about having a blog. It’s a bit like being a Christian. Today I have been thinking a lot about an article I read in the newspaper. There was a... Read More

January 19, 2011 4 Comments

What’s the whole story, morning glory?

I have started a new book. It is about 850 pages long, the font is point 9 and it is about post-war Europe. I am on page 25 and so far so good. In two years you can ask me which page I am on. The book starts by outlining... Read More

January 12, 2011 3 Comments