The Big Rottweiler at Home: Family vs. Friends

In an earlier post, “Where are all the Vickys”, I shared some of the challenges faced here in Sweden regarding making friends.  In essence, I explained that the quiet, reserved, and okay with the status quo cultural traits of the Swede makes if quite difficult to start a friendship.  Well, having been here a bit longer, things have improved and my family and I have … Continue reading The Big Rottweiler at Home: Family vs. Friends

Even Klingons Struggle

In the Star Trek DS9 episode ‘Time’s Orphan’, O’Brian gives Worf and Dax their 18-month-old son to care for while they work out some issues with their older daughter.  The following YouTube clip from the episode says a lot about fatherhood:  Time’s Orphan One of the pull away quotes:  “I am a Klingon warrior, and a Starfleet officer. I’ve piloted starships through Dominion minefields; I’ve … Continue reading Even Klingons Struggle