Monthly Archives: September 2012

Another Top Ten…

…signs of “re-entry”to my native habitat from a long absence: 1.  I can’t find my car keys anywhere…they’re somplace “safe”.  Oh boy, those keys are so safe it took days and days to recover them. 2. Nice friends are phoning to say … Continue reading

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Two cell phones (that will stop working tomorrow), one iPad (with a big crack in the screen), one tablet, three kindles, three ipods (one dead), a Nintendo 3DS (child bored of it though since he’s played the same three games for three months), and half a computer (with no audio, another one got dropped, and the third is “frozen”)

I didn’t share this, but while in the Netherlands in July (now I’m in Holland), the d ,m, and r keys stopped working on my computer.  My blog was going to be about how hard it was to be creative … Continue reading

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Oslo: It will be nice when it’s finished.

The great age of Vikings.  Norway.  Then Norway/Denmark, then Norway/Sweden.  Then, the same year my home province joined Confederation (1905), an independent Norway.  I’ve spent a lot of time in Scandinavia this year and feel safe telling you that economically, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Airports en route to Oslo

I plod behind my husband dragging my two suitcases, clack, clack, clacking over the endless tiled hallways of Schipol Airport in Amsterdam.    I feel I am in that children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings” with the row of ducks that … Continue reading

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