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…

The Reason to Write Project

Dear JOME followers and readers. I thought you might help me while I test the waters of my thoughts. I am formulating a plan for this semester’s (not holiday, you Swedes, school term) project for the Masters in Professional Writing course. It requires several levels of thought and action. Clearly Writing is my pen name for…

Loving Words

Forget Elephants, I have the Vocabulary of a Goat I really love words. It’s unfortunate I am forgetting so many. It happens to the best of us. It can be caused by the onset of dementia, growing old, too much information in your brain, or it may be self inflicted…as it is for me. I moved…

Funchal, Madeira: arT of oPEn doORs

I was lucky to get a light break to Madeira at the end of January. Funchal has a wonderful project in many parts of its old town area. I want to share some of those pieces I took photos of along Rua de Santa Maria. For more information, visit the Projecto artE pORtas aBertas (the arT…

Go on, use your words

This blog began so I could share all the the useful information about Sweden I had gathered during my first few months here. Originally, the blog resided on a free English online newspaper server (the Local ), but it also died there. I was new to blogging and the excitement soon wore off. I wrote nothing for a…

And Now! A Message From Our Sponsor

Greetings and happy new year to all you peeps out there in the world of blogs. Thought I would give you a very brief update as to why I have disappeared from this space, but also why I don’t want to delete the blog. In December, I found something to help me continue on this…