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Traveling adventures

“So you are hungry and tired?” “Yes, very hungry and tired,” I replied to the kind-looking man in airport uniform. He was a little perplexed. “You are not leaving for four more hours so just go away for a while and come back at one o’clock.” I had arrived from... Read More

March 29, 2016 7 Comments

The things you think at an international airport.

Airports feel like such places of lost time. We are all in transit here, walking around with our carry-ons, wondering if we ought to buy something at Duty Free. We look at the screens displaying departure times, gates and other messages. We bump into people we never will see again.... Read More

March 21, 2014 1 Comment

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

I have a dream

Yesterday we were reminded of one of the greatest speeches in the world. We heard excerpts from it on the radio and TV all day. Experts in rhetoric commented on why this speech was so good, why we remember it, why it spellbound 250,000 people on the day it was... Read More

August 29, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Getting spring into my heart

After three very busy and intense weeks in Burma and Thailand I am finally back, to my kitchen table and my piles of work. I am overwhelmed. I don’t have enough hours in my days. I have too many things to do on my list. The dishwasher broke. The dog... Read More

April 8, 2013 2 Comments

A room full of heroes.

Since I last wrote a few things have happened: The day I held my speech for Women’s day I was actually voted Woman of the year in my hometown, Levanger. That was a huge honor, and something I am still trying to understand fully. I don’t exactly feel like a... Read More

March 23, 2013 Leave your thoughts

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

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

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

Meeting Bono on a jet plane

I wonder if Thar Thar could have imagined he would one day dine with kings and presidents, ride on private jets with pop stars and sleep in the fanciest hotels in many nations. Would he have imagined being on TV all over the world, of riding in limousines and being... Read More

June 19, 2012 6 Comments