Tag Archive: Vulnerability

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

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

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

What is luxury anyhow?

Once I was watching Steve as he took a half-a-liter vanilla yogurt container and poured most of it into his cereal. “What are you doing?” I half shouted in despair and shock. “You cannot use all that yogurt and you cannot pour it out of the container like that.” Steve... Read More

January 25, 2012 4 Comments

Unethical shoes on sale and love your neighbor.

Yesterday Naomi had something that resembled a bad conscience. She had spent her allowance on yet another pair of shoes. She is a shoeaholic. The only one who may love shoes more than her is Imelda Marcos. (She was the wife of the dictator Marcos in the Philippines, and owned... Read More

January 19, 2012 4 Comments

Click. Suddenly you have clicked yourself in the head.

Here in Norway it is still Christmas. Middle Christmas, we call it. That is the time between Christmas day and New Year’s Eve. During Middle Christmas we mostly go to people’s houses and eat, or people come to our house and eat. The exception is when we go for the... Read More

December 30, 2011 7 Comments

Lessons learned from ducks

As I am writing this I am looking at the ocean. It has been a sunny afternoon and now the wind is picking up and the clouds are slowly covering the sun. Ducks are swimming, riding on the small waves, making the most of the wind. Not fighting it. If... Read More

May 30, 2011 3 Comments

When is cool cool and when is it not?

I have teenagers. I am the mother of two teenagers. Who would have ever thought that would happen? Well, I guess it is inevitable when you become a mom. Babies eventually turn into teens. I love my two teenagers and all the stuff they teach me. How to do my... Read More

May 18, 2011 1 Comment

Where do you put your used gum?

I remember something funny from when I was little. My grandma had an old kitchen table that was covered with a floral plastic table cloth. It was held in place with thumbtacks. But the table wasn’t the main attraction. It was what was hidden under the table. Because under the... Read More

May 5, 2011 5 Comments