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What Norway has that Sweden doesn't

… is a common Swedish joke. What does Norway have that Sweden doesn’t? You guessed it, a good neighbour. According to the Swedes. The other way round, perhaps, according to the Norwegians. 438 more words


Life, The Great Adventure

This blog is about my search for freedom.

I’d been at a standstill for a while, but I think I started gaining some momentum about a year ago.   403 more words

Daily Life

what i'm reading {kristin lavransdatter i: the wreath}

“In the middle of the night she woke up when her father touched her shoulder in the dark. ‘Get up,’ he said quietly. ‘Do you hear it?’ Then she heard the singing at the corners of the house–the deep, full tone of the moisture-laden south wind.

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Returning (briefly)

Welp! It’s been nearly a year since I last posted something on here. Where has the time gone?!

The short answer: senior year happened. We won’t go into the long answer – not completely, anyway. 250 more words

A World of Contrasts

Before getting married I lived in a rural Zulu community for two years where I taught English at a mission school. The Msinga area is a network of valleys joined by the hip-sway of dusty roads that curve round the side of the hills that keep the Tugela River company as it runs on its course to the sea. 640 more words



I am singularly uninspired tonight, battle-weary and fatigued, but I have to write about my Lenten reading:  I said I would. And in spite of this blogger being a woman, and in spite of the book being “about” a woman, this is actually a man’s book about real men, about being a good man – or, by contrast, realizing what a defective man is. 613 more words




Norway is on my mind much of the time these days. First of all because I seem to be endlessly obsessively determined to be more Norwegian than American. 870 more words