During a celebratory dinner last night for the successful conclusion of a conference I was working on, it came up that I used to SCUBA dive. While I would prefer not to use the verb phrase “used to”, the last time I went SCUBA diving was when I visited Belize in 2003. It is really hard to say that I still dive when it has … Continue reading Love Vanquishes SCUBA
Spring Break found familynomadic packed back in the prius, this time with as much sand toys and snacks as they could fit. Destination…Skagen, Denmark. From the Oresund Bridge, across the Storebaelt Bridge, and finally across Den Ny Lillebaeltsbro, we managed to reach “mainland” Denmark and took rest in the town of Aarhus, which is the second largest city in Denmark. Seeing that I have two … Continue reading Denmark: Sun & Fun (not your typical pairing)
Back in February, Momma S and I packed the prius with as much winter clothing and snack food that would fit strapped the boys into their car seats, and hit the road heading north. Destination…the Arctic Circle. Day 1-2: A quick 6hr drive to Stockholm. Meet with a good friend, celebrate Momma S’s birthday, and take in a ferry ride to a toy museum. Day … Continue reading An Arctic Road Trip
Three kilometers outside of the rural village of Knislinge (20 minutes east of Hässleholm ) you find the old manor/art galleries of Wanås. The Wanås estate is dedicated to uniting the areas of art, nature, and history and proves to be a wonderful day excursion if you happen to find yourself in southern Sweden. With Spring in full bloom, now would be a wonderful time … Continue reading Art, Nature, History…Wanås!
It’s May 24th, the day before Mother’s Day in Sweden and here I sit in an airport lounge in Stockholm waiting to board a flight to Bangkok…and I am flying solo. I can’t say that the prospect of taking a 16-hour flight by myself does not appeal; in fact it feels like a well needed vacation from life. On one side of the flight, I … Continue reading Burma Bound
I was waiting for Momma S to get M down for the night and playing some games of tic-tac-toe with K. I took a break to get a glass of water and when I came back into the living room K hit me with: – I don’t want you to get dead. – (stunned silence) What? – I don’t want you to get old or … Continue reading An Unexpected Conversation
“How many Easter Bunnies are there? Is it the same Easter Bunny here as there is in Sweden?” These were the two questions that greeted me this morning as soon as K woke in our hotel in Skagen, Denmark. Now, these questions should not have been too terrible to field if it wasn’t for the recent conversation between my wife and I regarding the Easter … Continue reading A Bunny Conundrum