Category Archives: My Way

Hug a Tree

The other day I went up to a beautiful clearing in the forest above the village, where my favourite tree stands. It is an old larch tree, a real survivor. Lightning struck and mutilated it years ago, but it’s still … Continue reading

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Spreading the Christmas Spirit

A friend, visiting my little village, was surprised by the multifaceted cultural offer here in Mase, and called it an “alternative village”. I love that designation! It’s true, for a tiny place with 260 inhabitants there is a lot going … Continue reading

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On Kindness

Many things can make the world a better place. As a base they all have a positive approach to our planet and other living beings. Love, helpfulness, care, concern… And at the centre of them all, there is Kindness. Kindness … Continue reading

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Barelegged Summer Bliss

During my childhood in Småland, Sweden, there were two sure indicators that summer had arrived (since weather in Sweden was not always a reliable one): strawberries were ripe and us children would run around with bare legs. Never mind if … Continue reading

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Days & Nights in Nature

During summer I’d like to spend my whole life outdoors. Due to electricity and water some things have to be handled in the house, though, like cooking and washing. However, almost any other activity be moved outdoors! Even ironing: with … Continue reading

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Aging Well

The question about my age has never bothered me (except during my teenager teenage years, when people always thought I was much younger…). When I turned 60, however, I suddenly realized that “old age” was quickly approaching. This realisation made … Continue reading

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Hand, Head and Heart

Writing (as any other “calling”) is a lot about discipline. I sit down to write in the morning, when my energy is high and my mind feels fresh. Often, however, inspiration is lacking and I just can’t think of what … Continue reading

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Small Space Living

There was a time in my life, when I was “forced” to live in a small space: as a student. My dorm room at university was 10 m² big. Its luxury was that it had its own sink, but everything … Continue reading

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Strengthen What Is Weak

Most of my friends regularly visit a gym to get some workout, strengthen their bodies, and stay in shape. Living in a remote village without a car, that is no option for me. Of course, I get plenty of exercise … Continue reading

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The Alphabet of Things I Love

A Alps I love the strong beauty of the mountains and deeply enjoy living surrounded by them B Botanics Learning the names and features of plants I come across makes me appreciate them more C Caponata One of my all … Continue reading

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