Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ah, Community! No poisons, and low walls.

I don’t spend much time with poetry. Two lines in particular, though, among others, have hung on since high school: “Good fences make good neighbors,” and “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.” They sum up the classic boundary issues in … Continue reading

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We haven’t seen the Fuller Brush man…yet

Last Tuesday was a big day for doorbells and ice cream bells. First of all, you’ll be happy to learn that Jehovah’s Witnesses visit door-to-door in Sweden, too, and employ the same methods. Two missionaries rang my bell this morning, … Continue reading

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A Visit from Harry’s Family

A couple of weeks after Julie returned to Lexington, Harry’s family visited from Maryland. Since we would need a full-size car while they were here, the clerk at Statoil recommended another service station because it has several larger cars to … Continue reading

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Första Maj

They were putting up risers in a parking lot near the cathedral when I rode my bike into town late Monday morning, April 30. When I came back a couple of hours later I biked past an a capella choral concert … Continue reading

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On Saturday the Planner Went Crazy…

Site under construction (see Alhambra post). We had to choose our final outing, so Julie and I went separate ways. She toured the Rock of Gibraltar, and spent time with the Barbary apes (macaque monkeys). Although Julie is not in … Continue reading

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Alhambra

Site under construction. This one-week cruise has taken me more than a month to write about–time I’ve missed from Our Swedish Adventure! In brief, Alhambra (Arabic for The Red Palace) is mind-boggling in its scale. As a result some part … Continue reading

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Let’s Get This Road Show on the Road!

I’m ready for this cruise blogging to be over and to get back to our Swedish adventure! But I’ve only gotten through Wednesday of the trip and if I don’t write it now I’m afraid I never will. If it’s … Continue reading

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