Category Archives: Stockholmstad

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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Fruit in the city

On my run today through our neighborhood and out into the park behind it, I passed ripening cherries on the trees in our courtyard and a whole thicket of raspberries, pale pink for now and soon to be ripened to … 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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Red hot, spring green

Stockholm has been bathed in sunshine the past few days. Today was so warm that the morning paper showed the region in solid red. That’s hot. Hot hot hot.   But it’s not really that hot. It’s few degrees over 20°C, … 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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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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Returning (from) home

I was so tired when the plane landed at Arlanda last Friday that I don’t recall feeling much except relief to see the familiar landscape of Sweden in spring, with lush green trees carpeting the ground below. After flight delays, portaging three … Continue reading

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