When is a Canary not a Canary ?

Been a long time. I promised myself never to apologize or explain for writing absences. I can at least stick to that. Today I am in las Palmas on Gran Canaria. This is the furthest south I have ever travelled. A short (and turning out to be expensive) break from the dark of Stockholm. The…

Visby, Gotland, Sweden

Dear Gotland. Here is my tribute to you in photos. Today we start with Visby, the capital. Find out about this wonderful town called Visby on Wikipedia. If you want to visit, here is Gotland tourist bureau information. It is only a half hour flight from Bromma Airport, which is close to my home. This is a…

Stockholm’s Summer Texture

The summers in Stockholm start late compared to other places I have lived. Last Sunday I took a walk with a friend to the Drottningholm Palace area and temperatures reached 28 or 29 degrees Celsius. I snapped a few photos of the landscape filled with texture and color. To view where it is on the map…

Dead White Guy Pseudonyms

Since I am an already infamous living white chick, I became curious about some of the pen names (pseudonyms) used by famous writers. Thanks as always to Wikipedia for the list that started me off. I have chosen authors that resonate for me, but there are many more to explore. As the post evolved, I…

My Future’s Not In Hamburgers

A fortune teller in Las Vegas once told me “Your future’s not in hamburgers. “  Six months later I quit my job and went back to university full-time. Twenty years later these words echo in my head as I compose this essay, hoping to return to school again. The fortune teller’s words had significance for…