Monthly Archives: March 2016

Shifting Fashions

  A few days ago I headed over to the Myrorna (Salvation Army) at Ropsten — this is the giant one with three floors packed with furniture, housewares, books, pictures, shoes, sporting goods, clothes for men, women and children… you name … Continue reading

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A beautiful world

I cannot stop thinking about the explosions in Brussels this morning and the people killed. The hatred expressed there today led one of my colleagues to say that the world is no longer a beautiful place. But it still is. … Continue reading

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Skiing!

I went downhill skiing this weekend! You might not know how crazy that is. It’s really, really crazy, for a variety of reasons, not least that I’m afraid of heights. I’ve learned how to ski several times over the past … Continue reading

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Beggared

On my morning walk to work last Wednesday, a strikingly tall older man with wisps of gray hair, wearing trousers and a puffy black jacket that hid his gaunt frame, asked me for two kronor. The precision of that request … Continue reading

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Recycled Jeans

You may have read some of my past rantings on consumption habits, shopping and recycling, including Brisbane’s street junk and my many visits to Myrornas (“The Ants” from Salvation Army) and Stadsmissions across Stockholm. You are possibly familiar with my anxieties about fast … Continue reading

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