The nature in me

Sometimes when I sit at my desk and work, my mind floods with distant memories from my childhood landscape. It is hard to say what triggers it, as there are no direct connections between what I read, think and write and what my mind brings up to the surface. I have recently been working on…Read more The nature in me

For vengeance is mine!

  For a while now I have struggled with a part of the culture here in this country – my adopted country, so to speak. For all the good-hearted, benevolent, hard-working and well-meaning people you find in America, and they do seem to be the large majority, there is a deeper vein of something very…Read more For vengeance is mine!

On the money

  It is hard to live in the modern world without using banks; that is pretty much a given. We need them – or other financial institutions that offer banking services – for so many everyday tasks and activities; receiving payments, getting cash, paying bills, mortgages. Curious, then, how decidedly un-modern American banks are, how…Read more On the money

Favored flavors

Our palates are obviously culturally biased, even in our day and age, with international food trends and true cosmopolitan dinner habits. Very broadly one can say that Americans like it sweet, South-East Asians like it spicy, and Norwegians want it salty. A quick look at classic American and Norwegians breakfast habits illustrates this well: Norwegians…Read more Favored flavors