Monthly Archives: November 2013

Rat Attack

Rat Attack in Borlänge, Sweden We’re having a rat attack here after Borlänge stopped dumping at one of the landfills. Hungry rats are on the move. Our neighbors say they’re probably Norwegian. The city is paying a company $6,800 to … Continue reading

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Observing Sweden – Weather Report 2

                                               Sunday morning – Sweden Late November Sunday morning – Sweden Sun comes . . . straight at me Parallel above the frosted yards This momentary blinding light Spears through my window. … Continue reading

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Observing Sweden – Weather Report

      It’s getting much colder Now seven below I’m waiting and waiting So where is the snow?

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Observing Sweden – Americans Part 2

9th Month in Sweden:             I think Swedes tend to see America as more affluent, an aspired to state of being where people are slightly better off. Things are expensive in Sweden. Gas is seven dollars a gallon, and a … Continue reading

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Observing Sweden – The Americans Part 1

Americans are popular on Swedish television. We are fun to watch. There’s a group of us on one of the most popular reality shows, Allt För Sverige. The contestants have come to Sweden to discover their roots. One of them … Continue reading

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Foreign & Far Away

                          I’ve just finished the first 150 pages of Foreign & Far Away, and am totally impressed by this world class anthology. Fiction and non come across totally … Continue reading

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