Category Archives: Personal musings

Hiatus

I woke up this morning thinking about how I have not been in the mood to write much here on this blog. I started it to record impressions of moving to a new place, to share with family and friends … Continue reading

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Fall cleanup

Matt and I have been traveling a lot the past two months, we’ve had visitors off and on, and I started a new job at the beginning of October. Things have been happening. But we’ve been relatively calm and stationary … Continue reading

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Secrets to a successful IKEA excursion

I think I have discovered the secrets of how to get in and out of IKEA without too much trauma: Timing. Planning ahead. Entering at the exit. Let me explain. Matt and I went to IKEA almost as an afterthought … Continue reading

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Speed

Remember that bike accident? It’s been a month now. I was depressed for a few weeks there and then this weekend, I finally felt happy. Really really happy — maybe my synapses snapped back into place? Or maybe what I think … Continue reading

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Like Falling Off a Bicycle

I was bombing home on my bike last Tuesday evening, the first warm day of a very odd warm spell, thinking of supper and a nice evening at home, and riding obscenely fast down Odengatan. As I crossed Sveavagan with a … 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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