Posts in Reflections

Falling stars and folding stars

Last night I got the idea that I wanted to try making a Danish paper star. You may have seen them in specialty stores that have high-end Christmas ornaments. They are lovely. I had bought some origami paper that would serve as the ingredient for my project. I was excited... Read More

December 18, 2013 Leave your thoughts

The tragedy of the the gold iPhone 5

Three things happened yesterday. My oldest daughter, Elise, told me about her upcoming trip to Berlin with her class. In preparation for the trip they are studying the Holocaust. “I really don’t like to read about it, watch the movies they make us watch, and I am dreading going to... Read More

September 27, 2013 3 Comments

What else do we need?

The reason for my silence for such a long time is simple. I have been in the land of no Internet. Kind of nice. Kind of isolated. I did not miss email much, but I did miss interacting with all of you in my blog-world. I was in Burma and... Read More

September 17, 2013 2 Comments

Do what you love!

Watch this today! I did and now I am not about to waste my life! Life is about the people I meet. If I don’t like something, then change it! Life is simple. And it goes on and on. Watch and let me know what you think. Did you love... Read More

August 22, 2013 Leave your thoughts

To become, not to be

I have gotten myself elected into the PTA. Not that there is a rush of people who want the honor. Still, as I sat at our first meeting last night I had the time to reflect on why I wanted to be there. What do I want to contribute to... Read More

August 21, 2013 1 Comment

These are a few of my favorite things

Here is another reblog from me. I wrote it in 2011, during the cold of winter. These are my favoritest times (Yes, I know Favoritest is not actually a word). Disclaimer: Obviously, like any mother and wife, my favorite thing is when my kids say they love me and Steve kisses me, but... Read More

July 30, 2013 Leave your thoughts

When losing is good

My daughter Kristin’s voice was thick and full of tears and snot. She called me all the way from Sweden where she is playing a week-long soccer tournament with teams from all over Scandinavia. “We lost,” was all she could say before the tears took over again, and she was... Read More

July 2, 2013 Leave your thoughts

The things I dream about

Today I have dreamt about taking some time off and enjoying a real vacation. I would like no emails, no meetings, no deadlines, and no dishes for about three weeks. I would like to read my book without getting interrupted. I would like to go for runs, hikes, and bike... Read More

June 25, 2013 2 Comments

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

When do I hear my neighbor sing?

I have been working on translating my book, Picking Flowers on Dusty Roads, into Norwegian. It is a long, and boring task. Since I am in the mood of the book, I have decided to share a few paragraphs here. Perhaps you will like it and want to get the... Read More

June 12, 2013 3 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

Gardening for world peace

It is springtime in Norway. Finally! On the fields all around the tractors are driving so fast across the brown dirt that I am sure the seeds understand they need to hurry up and grow. The summer is short. There is no time to waste. Every day I notice a... Read More

May 23, 2013 Leave your thoughts