Monthly Archives: January 2008

Reaching Acceptance

Over the past three years, I have gotten used to adjusting my life in order to accommodate my head problem. My condition, which my doctor has named “chronic postmeningitis headache,” has a unique personality and changes in character and intensity from day to day, hour to hour and yes, sometimes minute to minute. That means […]

Change of Tone

The program I wrote about had quite an impact on the international community in Denmark and inspired around 20 posts on the Yahoo group devoted to Foreigners in Denmark. I must admit that it even though it was intended to be a kind of cathartic exercise for me, it also stirred up something that I may have […]

Time Magazine’s Blog Blogs on My Blog

Blog, blog, blog….everyone is blogging these days…but one blog that blogged about my blog after I blogged on their blog is Time magazine’s Curious Capitalist, blog. See the entry entiled, “Should Danes lower taxes or just say ‘hello’ more often?.” It’s amazing how this blogging stuff works. Click on the link above to see the reference […]

The cold Danish shoulder

Yesterday a news program in Denmark on DR1 called “Magasinet Penge” or “The Money Magazine,” did an episode entitled, “Kold dansk skulder til udenlandsk arbejdskraft,” which means “the cold Danish shoulder to foreign workers.” During the show a number of foreigners were interviewed including an American couple that just relocated from Seattle (the husband was transferred with Microsoft), […]

Fruit Loops From Home

One morning not too long ago I woke up and had a craving for Fruit Loops. I have no idea where this craving came from. It just popped up from nowhere. I don’t even eat cereal anymore. But nevertheless this yearning for F. Loops was strong enough that it caused me to make a special request […]

Call Me a Juicer

Yesterday I had a wish come true. I got a juicer. It’s something that I have been thinking about getting ever since my yoga instructor suggested I juice some fennel for its estrogen-like effect and parsley for its chlorophyll for hormonal fluctuations. She also suggested juicing cabbage. I found this intriguing and tucked the idea away […]

My horoscope today says it all…

My horoscope for today, January 10, states, “One of the dilemmas you now face is about how to fulfill your obligations to others while remaining true to your own needs. Instead of making any final decisions, try to put your personal aspirations on hold for a while so you can do what is most responsible. […]

Winter in Scandinavia

I need more vitamin D. This is the time of year when your limited reserves from the summer are running low or are already empty. Today I saw the sun. This is a big deal. It’s been grey, dark and rainy/snowy almost ever day since November. Maybe there has been one or two days in […]