welcome to uppsala!

6 Feb 2015 life, sweden

i’ve had a a few days now to start to find my way around uppsala. i knew some very basic things, like where the castle is and where the cathedral is, and where the river is downtown. i knew where the station is and where lina’s brother lives, and where lina + her brother work. yes, i already knew the general direction of everything in relation to where we are living. but, that’s not enough for me. i need to explore andRead More

vårkänslor. the feelings sweeping over sweden.

7 May 2013 wilderness

so, i know i’ve said this before some time, but the weather is sweden is extreme. when it’s good, it’s amazing. and when it’s bad, it’s awful and depressing. and the weather tends to hang around for a while = it doesn’t fluctuate much from day to day. when it snows, it dumps. when it is gray and chilly, it’s that way until you think you just can’t stand one more day. and when the sun shines, it does soRead More

i’m rested and i’m ready.

it’s been a long time. too long. i have neglected my “from death to peace” story for many reasons. lack of time, lack of inspiration, the holidays, etc. well, perhaps it’s actually lack of priorities. but, i am back now (yay!) & ready to pick up where i last left off…saying goodbye to an amazing woman i met in sweden about six years ago. you can read about that here. and you can read all of the previous “chapters” here.Read More

scandinavia is for lovers.

19 Oct 2012 spirit + soul

before i can tell you of how i fell in love with my wife, how i came to be in love with a woman, and how i ended up in inger’s home in denmark in 2008, i must first tell you about another person i loved. and it is not my ex-husband, jake. i loved jake, and we were married for 9 years before we separated. but, i had a love before him. i met ian when i was onlyRead More

the hardest words.

here is the next part of my memoir, “from death to peace”… Luggage in my hands, butterflies in my stomach, and my heart racing, I slowly walked up the stairs onto our tiny front porch, grabbed the shiny gold door knob, and pushed the door open into our home. “We gotta talk”, I said, on that hot mid-July day, perhaps even before I had even dropped my bags. Seeing my lovely, bright, open-floor plan home nestled in the mountains ofRead More



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