Monthly Archives: November 2016

Observing Sweden – Labor

Taken from:  The Local(news@thelocal.se) Photo by John Boyer Sweden has worst skills gap in global survey Published on: 18 Oct 2016 11:48 CET   Sweden has overtaken the United States as the country most in need of skilled workers, a … Continue reading

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The Bitch From Borlänge – Chapter 8

The Bitch From Borlänge By Ellie of Cameron & Smoothy Chapter 8  Smoothy: Where was I? On the sidewalk in Rosengaard with Willie The Rat. We’d just found a copy of Aftonbladet and he read a semi accurate piece about … Continue reading

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Old Age Again — Part 1

Old Age Again  — Part 1 It’s not a man cave. ‘Study’ sounds pretentious for a stairway leading up from the garage. The Crow’s Nest. I’ve been doing repairs these last weeks. A fifty year old lamp I like that … Continue reading

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What should we do? – Paris Review

What should we do? The answer seems clear. We should wake up. Let this election of Donald Trump call forth a great awakening. Specifically, I call on people like me—soft white liberal upper-middle-class college types—to get off their asses, our … Continue reading

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The Bitch From Borlänge – An Apology

The Bitch From Borlänge – An Apology Postcard from Ellie: I’m so sorry there has been a pause in our story. We’ve had our first snow here in Sweden and I’ve been busy tracking the wild moose and also mountain … Continue reading

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Talking During the Commercials – by Hal Sirowitz

    Taken From Writer’s Almanac Talking During the Commercials by Hal Sirowitz   It seems like the commercials are getting longer, Father said, & the shows are getting shorter. This is the fourth one in a row. Don’t they … Continue reading

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The things You Can’t depend On

The things You Can’t depend On: Good as gold I’ve been watching gold . . . for the last 30 years—longer than that. My first awareness of gold was in a silversmithing class I took in college. Students could by … Continue reading

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