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  • life


    midas and i met when we started studying swedish together about 4ish months after we both moved here. well, his wife moved too. they moved from the netherlands/holland (i am sorry, even though they’ve…

    3 Jul 2013
  • year summaries

    counting down the hours.

    looking back over this year, i realize that it has been truly, truly amazing! i have completed my first full year as a resident of sweden, traveled around the world some, learned a new…

    31 Dec 2011
  • life

    the last day.

    today i finished my swedish course!!! and it feels amazing and sad all at the same time. every time something changes, something ends or something new begins, i have to take it all in.…

    22 Jun 2011
  • i didn’t set the alarm.

    ok. the verdict is in. i stayed home. no school for me today. but, it’s not all laziness.. i’ve gotta lot of things to do! happy tuesday! peace.…

    21 Jun 2011
  • life

    would you like some cheese with your w(h)ine?

    one of the things I love about being an international, bi-lingual couple is the opportunity to teach each other sayings & phrases in our home languages. tonight, my love wanted something or was complaining…

    20 Jun 2011
  • stockholm sweden

    stockholm field trip.

     well, when i got to stockholm today it was cloudy & rainy. hmpf.  it’s such a beautiful place. so, stockholm, please give me some of your summertime beauty!!  it may have been rainy, but…

    8 Jun 2011
  • culture

    different people. same spirit.

    to be honest with you, i’m not really concerned with who believes in what. you believe in jesus? great. you don’t? ok. you are buddhist? fine. you worship allah? good. you believe in humans?…

    8 Jun 2011
  • life

    good news.

    after 5 and a half months, i have completed my swedish for immigrants classes! yeah! it has been an amazing time, with an amazing opportunity to meet some friends from all over the world…

    2 Jun 2011
  • life north carolina

    9:00 pm.

    it’s tuesday night and we’re having a cozy night at home ’cause we feel so tired. we did manage to find just enough energy to make a tasty dinner (that lina created. she’s so…

    24 May 2011
  • life

    it’s always fun with something new.

    i love love love it when i can discover/experience something new in my city. and today, i did just that! the day started off pretty normal. wake up early, rush to school & slide…

    16 May 2011
  • life

    full speed ahead.

    it’s really busy this week. guess i’m gonna go full speed ahead from now until my summer vacation begins (in 6 weeks!!!!) but, its all good! i was talking with lina yesterday about the…

    11 May 2011
  • life

    perhaps the stars lined up just right.

    i am so tired of waking up and dreading my walk to school, knowing that every day is the same, boring, uneventful day with students who seem to not want to have any contact…

    27 Apr 2011
  • be

    pep talk.

    good morning! it’s back to business again today. alas, spring break has ended, i had to wake up to my alarm clock, and 9 more weeks of swedish classes lie ahead of me. could…

    26 Apr 2011
  • culture

    morning, noon, & night.

    morning: i did not want to get out from under my super cozy covers this morning. but, i managed to get up, get dressed, and get to school just on time. 8:15. at 8:40…

    8 Apr 2011