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Back to reality

The past two days have brought delightful but very different stories. Now attention is very firmly focused on efforts to help ease the devastation in Haiti. Local news is very trivial by comparison, but a number of distinctly Norwegian concerns provide some needed contrast.

Several of the stories or themes mentioned here recently have evolved. The weird case of the children’s TV protest Continue reading

Nice place to live, but –

Reviving a blog at year’s end is the perfect excuse to roll out delayed topics and claim they are part of a typical year in review. Here are a few of the highlights mentioned last time, including various ‘awards’ recognizing Norway’s greatness, as well as the usual glance at its weirdness.

I’m not sure how many times it’s happened, but often enough that it now gets announced in the media as Continue reading