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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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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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Talk About the Weather

We talk about the weather when we have nothing to say, or perhaps too much to say. It’s a human obsession — what will the weather be? Will we stay dry? Lose our crops to hail? Thirst in the midst … Continue reading

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November in February

The weather here in Stockholm has been gray, rainy, and altogether un-winter-like. The ice still rims the Slussen basin, between Gamla Stan and Sodermalm, but I can see thin ice out there on my way to my office in the … Continue reading

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Survival training for Swedish kids

  On my ride to work in the mornings, recently, I have seen gaggles of young kids running through the woods. They often carry pads of paper and writing utensils, and they range in packs of two or three.  My … Continue reading

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Damp National Day

I want to call this post “Apocalyptic Australia,” but that would be exaggerating — we are merely drenched at the moment by the remnants of tropical storm Oswald, not drowning. Last night, we watched the fireworks for Australia Day down … Continue reading

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FROST!

Matt said the other morning*, oh look, frost on the pumpkin! (You know the phrase, to indicate that there’s a nice layer of light frost that will melt soon?) I thought, nah, can’t be, and when I got up to … Continue reading

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