Monthly Archives: July 2014

Amber’s Swedish History – Chapter 8

Crime and Punishment A lot of Swedes remained Catholic in the early 1600’s, even though it was illegal. Nothing strengthens religions so much as repression, if you ask me. In Duke Karl’s Sweden there were about seventy crimes that could … Continue reading

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Observing Sweden – Blacksmith Shop

1700’s? Just guessing. Bellows on right.

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Amber’s Swedish History – Chapter 7

The Stockholm Bloodbath – 1520 Another Danish regent, Hans, the son of Kristan I, was the king of Sweden, but got driven off. Two decades later Kristan II. another Dane, decided he would take the crown. Kristan II The Danes … Continue reading

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Interesting Stats of Interest to Writers

Thought this might be of interest to those of you who write. I came across it by chance today. It is from: authorearnings.com/july-2014. This DRM thing – News to me. Sounds like DRM might be a good thing to get … Continue reading

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Tic Toc – Kind of a Hurricane Press

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On Being Alone With One’s Thoughts

From ‘WORLD SCIENCE’ HOME PAGE ________________________________________ Study: most people dislike being alone with their thoughts July 4, 2014 Courtesy of the University of Virginia and World Science staff Most people dislike being alone with their own thoughts—and many would even … Continue reading

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Observing Sweden – Allsång

        Last weekend was another Swedish first for me. Wife talked me into going to this sing-along which is really not my sort of thing, but I went along with it. This sort of thing is popular in Sweden. They … Continue reading

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