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Influence of a Passion

This is a guest post by Samuel Malley.


One of the most fascinating parts of plant interest is learning about those who have contributed to it as a whole. 408 more words


Lights, sights and lingonberries

Nearing ten o’clock at night. Speeding through customs with a small, carry-on backpack to a waiting taxi. Luxury!

Well before eleven we round a corner warmed by the glowing windows of the William Pub to arrive at… 1,655 more words

Thinking, Or Ranting, Or Both

London in September

I always love to travel to London at any time of the year. In the last 47 years I have been to London numerous times in all Seasons. 439 more words

Tea for two - or at least for me

I live in a country of coffee drinkers. No sooner did this bean land on Swedish soil, but the Swedes fell in love with it. Okay, so originally coffee was far too expensive to be enjoyed by the lower classes, but soon enough it became an affordable luxury, to be sipped out of saucers with a lump of sugar (yet another luxury) under your upper lip. 1,564 more words


A Nonfiction Bonanza

For much much of the summer I was sunk deep into several very good but not particularly page-turning works of nonfiction from my shelves. I spent months reading some of them, which is very unusual for me and often a sign that I’m not enjoying something, but this time that wasn’t the case. 994 more words

Nonfiction Reviews


This is a gorgeous little flower growing in my garden.

In Swedish we call it Linnea, which is also a Swedish name for many girls. 30 more words

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