Here are my thoughts

Norway pt 3

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With just a few days left to soak up all that this small piece of Norway has to offer, we filled our schedules with hikes, natural wonders, museums and experiences. We dared to... READ MORE

Norway pt 2

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  Where were we…. Ah yes.  The top of a formidable mountain with snow banks the size of the titanic just waiting to sink our car into oblivion. We made it back down... READ MORE

Norway Pt. 1

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      It’s been a good 3 months since I’ve returned home from my life changing adventure in Scandinavia.  And I don’t use that phrase, life changing, lightly.  I truly did come... READ MORE

Polar

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It is no surprise to those that know me that my heritage as a Norwegian means a great deal to me.  I feel deeply connected to roots which I haven’t fully unearthed.  Roots... READ MORE

Norway, Dogsleds and turning 32

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Had I been born a few generations ago, it is likely I would have been closely acquainted with fjords and glaciers, lutefisk and krumkake, sheep farming and frigid winters.  I am, instead, living... READ MORE

Closing the circle.

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I was a horse-crazed 11 year old, wearing bright colored western shirts and wrangler jeans when my parents bought 5 acres in the Puget Sound.  They built a modest home, fenced it and... READ MORE

Villr

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Villr.  The old norse word for wild.  What IS wild?  Immediately I think of something that is out of control.  Uncivilized.  I think culturally I have been conditioned to think it is something... READ MORE

Spoken Word

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These are the hot days.  The days I melt.  Agitation ripples just below the surface.  Growing up mostly North of Seattle on the Puget Sound I am acclimated to top out at 80... READ MORE