i am not going into to much detail, but i want y’all to know that lina and i cancelled our trip to china today. while we are indescribably disappointed, we know that it is the best thing to do. it is necessary. my beautiful and amazing wife is not doing well at all, so the decision to not go to china was based on a recommendation by her therapists and a long conversation about what we know is the most […]
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets there is no other person that i would rather […]
Categories: FUN STUFF, PHOTOGRAPHY, tunes • Tags: LGBT, lina, living life together, love, marriage, music, my love., natalie portman, paul mccartney, sharing life, the next chapter, valentine's day, youtibe
it could’ve been a bad day. it could’ve been insanely emotional, filled with tears and sobs, and the longing of being in the states with the rest of my family. it could’ve been a day ruined by homesick feelings, leaving me bed-ridden and under the covers. but it wasn’t. it was the complete opposite. of course, i missed (and still do now in the quiet moments of the evening) celebrating the 4th of july today in the states with my […]
Categories: instagram, PHOTOGRAPHY, states, sweden, today's thoughts. • Tags: 4th of july, American, american family., candy, family, fireworks, fun, holiday, home., july, junk food, life, lina, love, lunch, my love, my love., star spangled banner, summer, sweden, today's thoughts., USA, work
one of my blog friends, german-american abroad, asked me to write a little bit about my decision to move to sweden and my first reactions to living here. she knows that i am working to begin writing down parts of my story in book-form here online, but asked if i could write on this subject now. of course! it is a little out of order, but, perhaps it’s a great way to get stuff written down. there is no rule […]
Categories: from death to peace., states, sweden • Tags: caravan, church, college, create, culture, dreams, from death to peace, journey, lina, moving, my love, my love., my story, north carolina., scandinavia, society, sweden, the blog, USA, zola, zola.
it’s late & i’m tired, but not too tired to share some pics. hehe. so, here we go… day 15: car we have no car & i couldn’t find the car that i want, which just happens to be parked in our neighborhood pretty often. so, i went artsy & posted this picture of a random car parked outside the gate of our apartment building. day 16: sunglasses day 16 was no day for sunglasses here. it was cold & […]
made a little purchase in stockholm over the weekend. something to keep my iPad safe. and pretty. it’s a brand of office supplies, stationary, pens, etc. called ordning & reda (in order & organized). my love has been in love with the design/brand for ages, & once introduced, i was hooked. so, now my iPad is all in order & organized. and pretty. yay. whatya think? like it? peace out, peeps.
hey! i feel like i’ve been all over the place during the past 24-48 hours. i worked at the church with the youth, cleaned the apartment, was part of an historic meeting where 2 church congregations became one, watched some of my favorite tv, worked again, had some kind of crappy stomach thing, worked at the youth organization (internship), ate a traditional swedish pastry, walked in the snow, slept some (not enough), and sat on my computer. i feel as […]
Categories: glbt, today's thoughts. • Tags: blue, church, instagram, internship, lina, me, meeting, movie, my love., new girl, pastry, semlor, sweden, today's thoughts., tv, united methodist church, work
she is the most beautiful woman i have ever seen. her beauty radiates from the inside out, though she doesn’t really know it. you could say that i think that she is beautiful because i am in love with her. and that’s true. my love clouds my judgement. or does it? perhaps her beauty first captured me, and that is why i fell in love with her. but, as each day, each year passes, she grows more beautiful and my love […]
it’s late & the neighbor has some friends over… for what i would call “girl’s night karaoke”. it just so happens that her living room wall is our bedroom wall, so it seems like i’m gonna be serenaded to sleep tonight. at least they’re not that bad. plus, it’s fun to hear them having a good time. on our side of the wall, we’ve had a girl’s night too. our pre-teen niece came late this afternoon to have a little […]