Spare Change

The Tjejmilen is less than two weeks away, and what I should be doing, instead of munching on grapes and writing this blog, is running. I should be outside training for...

It occurred to me, after I posted my last blog about Vaxholm and a friend of mine emailed (rather than posting her comments, afraid to offend any Swedes), that I might...

If you want to enjoy a summer day in Sweden, we were told the best way is to hop on a ferry and go to an island. It doesn’t have to...

It’s 10:35pm and still so light the kids are outside playing badminton with Cooper. I’d love to join them but I’m sick. The kind of sick that when you bend over...

I just dusted yesterday and already a thin layer of yellow pollen is covering my desk, computer and printer. It’s no small wonder; there’s been an explosion of nature going on...

I’ve always loved excursions to the library. Being surrounded by books and all that knowledge—stacked up high to the ceiling, ready at one’s fingertips—feels like a kind of security for me,...

Yesterday was a Thursday, only it felt like a Saturday. Cooper had work off and the kids were out of school. I have no idea why. All I know is, it...

Most of us can’t go 5 minutes without using something that’s been created with technology: cellphones, super-glue, dental floss, Google Maps, Velcro…deodorant (I hope I gotcha on that one).  Sweden’s National Museum...

The chorus of a Willie Nelson song is running through my head, “On the road again, I just can’t wait to get on the road again…” It’s resonating with my current...

If I’m not blogging as much lately, it’s because I’m training for the Tjejmilen. “You only live in Sweden once,” a friend told me, adding that if I didn’t run in...