Category Archives: Sweden

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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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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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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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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Cultural rituals

Not long ago, Matt and I were lighting candles for Hanuka. We were sort of helter-skelter about it. I missed a night or two to go out to supper with friends. Some nights, we gave each other presents; other nights, nothing. Here … Continue reading

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Bag full of beer cans

Not long ago I left the house on my way to the mall with a huge bag of recycling — I’d been away for a while, and Matt had accumulated a lot of beer cans. Usually it falls to me to … Continue reading

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An Embarrassment of Clothing

When I arrived in Boulder, I carried with me one big duffle bag and two smaller carry-ons. I came home from the US with three large pieces of checked luggage filled mostly with clothing. That return baggage represents a growth of at least … Continue reading

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