Mindful about place in space.
This is a piece of writing to honor the latest school victims that fell to bullets from a gun in the wrong hands. It is a piece about the mind set of a society. It is a piece about immigration. It is a piece about my own journey and mind set. Growing up in Denmark, spending my childhood and youth there, I became part of the cultural mind set. A society of the Common Good. Look out for each other which also means that you care deeply about what others… Read more The Mind Set →
2017, a difficult year. That is what I read everywhere. Politically, environmentally, and financially. If not a Trump fan, not a good year; natural disasters happening because of global… Read more 2017 >>> 2018 →
I like to feel comfortable. I like to feel safe. I’m especially very fond of my bed that I love to get into after busy nights at the restaurant. Now, working as a manager for a small, Italian dinner house serving only the best ingredients from the market and making their own pastas and pizza crusts, I applaud my timing and good fortune. I like new challenges. I accept risks in trying new things. I always hope for the best. I have worked at self-owned restaurants (in the 80’s and 90’s) before… Read more Comfort and Risk →
Today I am launching my new website NordicLike Because I grew up in Denmark, because I studied Scandinavian Languages and Literature at UC Berkeley (BA) and at UW (MA), because I’m a hybrid of two cultures, because I love to write, because I love to educate, and because the Nordic Way is my way, I now have a platform where my knowledge, my research, and my passion for all Nordic can take form. I will delve into history, culture, and climate to present the Nordic Way. Like some people are anglophiles or francophiles, perhaps… Read more Launching New Website →
My father loved Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, and the American Dream. Crossing the Atlantic in the early 1950’s from Denmark to North Carolina, he soon wrote to his sweetheart back home to come over to God’s own country and get married. A year later I was born. The American Dream took hold. But not so fast. My mother didn’t like it. She missed the old country. And they went back. There, I grew up with American cars, 50’s and 60’s style. I listened to Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, and the… Read more The American Dream →
A tribe is a group of distinct people, dependent on their land for their livelihood, who are largely self-sufficient and not integrated into the national society. Sounds an awful lot like the… Read more Two Sides to Tribal Behavior →
I live in a small town. I live and work here. My husband lives and works here. We bike to work. We walk to town. We seldom leave but when we do we take our one car. Perhaps to visit my mother or brother 3 hours away or perhaps to visit our daughter 2 plane hours away. Our sons are further away: 6 hours by plane, so we go once a year. We are privileged but not rich. Not like the people who have second homes in the hills. We… Read more Small Town Living →