Despite decades of scrambling eggs, I have only gotten marginally better at cracking them without making a mess. But I’m way better than Elizabeth Taylor was.
It is 7:30 in the evening and it’s still light outside. It’s not “warm” but it’s nice enough […]
Limited seating available for just one lonely garbage man.
I never thought I’d get to see Säkert perform live, but it finally happened. Better yet, you can see some highlights here in 3D.
A crowded platform a Stockholm’s Centralstation shows clearly what the most popular clothing color is for Swedish people.
Brilliant sunset over the Vasastan neighborhood in Stockholm on March 27, 2011.
The darkness of the Swedish winter is well-documented, but one can also go for months in Stockholm without actually setting foot on the ground.
February 28, 2011, marks the 25th anniversary of the day that Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated. In […]
Just before 6:00 pm on February 10, 2011, Stockholm is dark, cold and snowy.
When new technology hits the market, little attention is paid to how such advancements will affect cats.
Almost all the police cars in Stockholm are Volvo or Saab vehicles. Here are a couple Volvo V70 […]
K Composite is a magazine of engaging, colorful interviews with regular people.
Victoria Theatre at Götgatan on Stockholm’s Södermalm, New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2010.
“These documents don’t so much announce anything new as they do confirm everything we have always suspected.”
Am I the only one who is uncomfortable around naked old men? Oh, everybody is? Cool. That’s what I thought.
There’s a popular saying in Sweden. “Det finns inga dåliga väder, bara dåliga kläder,” which, although it doesn’t […]
A couple Tuesdays ago, I visited Skatteverket (the Swedish tax office) to apply for my personnummer. The personnummer […]
Mad Men, A Camp, Säkert, Hello Saferide, Jerry Lee Lewis, Grammar Girl, Let the Right One In
A lot of what makes for good writing is having the time to write. After spending most of […]
The Internet has really screwed up how people interact with each other. While it has made people much easier to find, it has also made people harder to lose.
Part 2 of 2 on the life of Sigvard Bernadotte. See the earlier story of his battle to […]
Thoughts on honorifics and the prevalence of casual conversation.
For decades, Malmö was easily recognized by the image of a monstrous, seaside gantry crane. When plans were announced to remove it in the 1990’s, a movement began to establish a new icon for the city, resulting in this unique, twisting, 54-story skyscraper.
From K Composite Magazine (2000) James B. Irwin Was the Eighth Man to Walk On the Moon: The […]
Is this thing on? Can you hear me? Testing, testing… Today’s report is being broadcast to you all […]
To tantalize their readers, some writers would need to concoct an absurd and elaborate fictitious story about a […]
It’s another installment of pictures of regular, everyday things how they look in Sweden. This time it’s stuff […]
The challenge of songwriting amid the collapse of the music industry
I’ve received a few requests from readers in America to show some images of simple, regular, everyday stuff […]
Karlaplan is a picturesque area of Stockholm on the island of Östermalm where five major streets meet to […]