We need to talk.
In the beginning, our relationship was sweet. You used to greet me welcome whenever I needed you. You made my life so much easier, and you made my world feel safer. You took care of me. If I only had you, everything would be OK. I could get the information I needed to make my day go smoothly. And I could stay in touch with the few people I wanted to have in my life – you even introduced me to some new friends, who have proved themselves invaluable to me for years after you introduced us.
It has been a good relationship, Internet.
Up until now.
But you have changed.Read More
The news this summer has really made me think.
Where did we go wrong? How can it be that we, in our so-called enlightened and abundant society, are creating so much pain and terror?
Now, I’m not implying that you are responsible for this. That it’s something you did wrong or something you should have done, but didn’t. But it’s becoming more and more obvious that something in our world is not right, and I think that has a lot to do about how we have removed ourselves from nature.Read More
I have been away and locked up for so long. Reading, studying, writing. Ironically, it has been mostly about nature and the environment. I got my Master’s degree in cultural studies in February, where I wrote a thesis on the view on nature in young adult fiction. I got an A. That felt almost insanely good, and it was worth every kink in the neck, every sore muscle in the back and every sleepless night pondering over theories and analysis.Read More
So, after yesterday’s doom and gloom, I just came across Modern Mrs. Darcy’s post about what is saving her life right now – and also there is a linky, so in the name of mental health care… It’s far to easy to answer the question “what’s killing you”, Mrs. Darcy says. What sustains your life is sometimes a bit more tricky to pinpoint, especially if you’re not having the best of days.
So here I go. This is my list of what’s saving my life right now.Read More
Something is about to go very wrong here in the beautiful and rich land of Norway. For the last 50 years or so, we have been spoiled rotten by the black gold – most of us can’t imagine a life without the oil. We have been among the best countries in the world to live in for a while now. There is the maternity leave – if you get a baby, you get almost a year off to raise your child. Paid. And your job awaits you when you get back. If you get sick or injured, you are covered – no need for insurance at the hospitals. If you lose your job, you get two years of payment (albeit reduced to 66% of your old paycheck) while you try to get another job, and if you are unable to work, you get welfare for the rest of your life.
But now, it’s all going down the pipe, I fear.Read More
The snow finally came. I was beginning to fear that this was going to be a snowless winter, but we did get another one of those old fashioned winters – albeit a bit late. When I was little, this kind of weather started late in October or at least in November, so mid-January is a few months later than it should be.
But I’ll take it.Read More
It’s Monday morning. The first one in the brand new year.
I’m sitting here with a cup of tea, trying to figure out what to do with it. The Monday and the morning and the year, that is. The cup of tea, I think I can manage.
(Also trying to figure out why on Earth the W’s are automatically capitalized now? Oh well.)
2015 is finally dead and buried. That son of a bitch is gone. As I was writing the other day on my Norwegian blog: I’m starting this new year on an absolute all-time low.Read More
All my life, I’ve been told that I’m cold.
And all my life, I’ve also been told that I’m too sensitive.
I guess people can’t quite figure me out.
I see myself with my daughter and my boyfriend, and I know that I Feel Everything. Sometimes way too much. My daughter is amazed at how much I get when we speak about emotions or bad stuff that happens. I have no problem connecting with the special chosen ones in my life, or simply people who are on the same wave length as I am.Read More
OK, so I know I said that I’d be blogging in English again.
And I also know that it has been six months since I declared my wanting to blog again-ness.
You have to understand that …
I can’t even…Read More