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59 North
Travel writer from Cincinnati, Ohio now living in Stockholm, Sweden and exploring the world with an Aussie husband. Going Viking is my in progress memoir.
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  • Life changes, just like that 6 years ago My dad is in the ICU. And I feel as far away from normal life as I am from my home in Stockholm. Dad went into the hospital in December for five days and got out on December 21. Then he went back into the hospital again via ambulance on new year’s eve. On Friday January 5 just before six in the...
  • The soundtrack of my worlds 6 years ago   There is a running race going on in my backyard today. As we live in a city apartment, it’s not really my “backyard” in the true sense of the word, but there is a big park directly behind our building. So I feel like that counts as my backyard. Born to Run is blaring on the loudspeakers...
  • Serendipity strikes 7 years ago Being this far north, I don’t get visitors as often as I would like. So when I heard from a friend at 5 pm yesterday that she was going to be in Stockholm overnight due to a flight cancellation, I was thrilled. Sad for her about her botched travel, of course. But happy that this unexpected change...
  • The holiday lights and darks of Stockholm 7 years ago     Daylight hours are in short supply this time of year and Stockholm undergoes a big change in personality as a result. Even though sunset is just after 2.30, it’s distinctly more cozy these days.  That’s thanks to all the holiday lights and candles. Christmas lights, stars and...
  • Digging out from a giant snowfall and an election 7 years ago The snow began falling slowly, gently, but consistently in Stockholm on Monday. It was so perfect that at work, we all said it felt like we were living in a snow globe. And then buckets of snow began dumping down on Tuesday and it carried on through Wednesday. As we came home from an election night...

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