This year I organised a gaming retreat in Tranås, Sweden. Games were played with lots of time to catch up on life in between.
Every change begins with someone taking the first step. Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat. Greta Thurnberg showing up at the parliament, not school. Mathias Rust landing a plane on the Red Square. They become the catalyst for change, a symbol and an inspiration for thousands to follow. Russians have been brainwashed for … Continue reading Catalyst for change
So the Swedish election happened. Two clear losers and many bittersweet victories. With the final tallies done, it looks like SD — Sweden Democrats — will either become part of a government or supporting a government. So I guess we will find out what “lagom” means (one of SD’s election posters promised to make Sweden … Continue reading Let’s see what lagom means
One of the differences between Denmark and Sweden is that in Sweden kids have a long summer break — nearly 10 weeks. Our kids quickly grew tired of summer time day care offered from school. Luckily both my wife and I have flexible work from home options and kids are old enough to take care … Continue reading Summer 2022
There is still a war going on in Ukraine and the planet is still warming. For some fellow human beings on this planet, these issues impact daily life significantly. For me, these still cause merely inconvenience. However, they are drivers for moving away from fossil fuels and towards sustainable energy sources as fast as possible. … Continue reading Charging away from home — the plugin experience
A double post to catch up on recent events. Going electric So the time came to invest in a new car. The old car failed its yearly checkup which was a good excuse to renew. Given the long delivery times and the high price tags on electric cars with long range, the choice landed on … Continue reading Going electric / new routines
Maidan 2018 What happened Thursday this week impacts us immensely. My wife is Ukrainian and we have friends and family in Ukraine. The Ukrainian people has chosen their own path for 30 years and will fight fiercely to defend their right to do so also in the future. The war that Putin started in 2014 … Continue reading Sad times
This week we picked up a visitor at Skavsta Airport which was a nice excuse to go to Stendörren Nature Reserve at the southern end of the Stockholm Archipelago. We arrived just after sunrise on a cold, calm and sunny winter day. A trail starts right next to the parking lot that will take you … Continue reading Stendörren Nature Reserve in winter
Another year is soon over. The end of the calendar year is a good opportunity to look back and reflect and appreciate the moments that made up 2021 so let me share some moments that made 2021 special for me. In spite of all the worries and concerns we fill our daily life with, life … Continue reading 2021
I recently got an opportunity to try out an electric car for one month to see if it would fit with our driving needs. In this third and final post, I look into the economy of acquiring and driving an electric car compared with a combustion engine car.