Month: September 2009

In your face, Thomas Edison! The man who perfected and commercialized the incandescent light bulb would be aghast if he were here today. With the rest of us, he would be seeing his bright, warm glow being dismantled all over the world, and replaced with buzzing, pale blue tubes that

to article

When I wake up and it’s raining, I feel how I imagine a dog must feel when you’re closing the door and leaving it in the house alone. The dog thinks you’re never coming back. That’s how I feel when it rains, like the sun is never coming back. Without

to article

I don’t know how to say this delicately, so I’ll just come right out and say it: Swedish girls think that tights are pants. If this were happening in America, where much of the citizenry is Super-Sized, it would be torturous to the eyes. However, in Sweden, where 99% of

to article

These damn Swedish liberals are sooo permissive. Yes, you can park here and yes, it’s free, but we do have some rules: only in marked spaces and only for two days at a time.

to article

Everybody has moments when they get lost in thought but this gammal tant was transfixed by something in a Stureplan shop window. Captivated even. If I had posted a video of her standing there instead of this photograph, you wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference.

to article

Since President Obama is making a major speech Wednesday on the health care crisis in America, I thought I’d post this nice photo of something I saw recently in Stockholm. This tent was set up in the middle of a popular public plaza called Medborgarplatsen (“Citizens’ Plaza”). The big sign

to article

You may remember a story from back in June when I had just attended the music festival in Stockholm called Where the Action Is. A portion of that yarn included some gushing over the singer/songwriter of the band Hello Saferide. I was introduced to the music of Annika Norlin last

to article