No need to make America great again

The US is indeed a strange place. The world’s largest cultural, political and economical influencer, so truly grounded but also so truly abstract. Something we all have one or many opinions about, whether we ever sat foot in the country or not. To me, personally, the country I had the most knowledge about and impressions…

Travelling in a world that’s falling apart

I guess most people my generation vividly feel and experience the world changing around us. So much is so very different from a couple of decades ago, and as the world is falling apart, maybe that will actually be the salvation. In just a few years we’ve seen the rise and fall, thank God, of…

Nature and culture comes together above the Polar Circle

Though I have often told friends and other travellers about the far North of my country, the enticing wonders of Northern Lights and the spectacular Midnight Sun, me myself actually never set foot further north than half way up the country. I knew there’s a nature as well as a culture that’s unfortunately too unknown…

My age is actually an important number

I think it is too important for too many of us to be important. If I require your time and energy, if I, whoever I am, require you to see me through digital or analogue eyes, I should be important. When everyone else is hiding behind images, posts, re posts and quotes, those who write,…

Split ends and untied knots

It has been a strange holiday season. Spent most of my time working, laying sleepless, considering life in general and the great mystery of monetary influence over the concept of freedom. I don’t want a job, but I like to work. I would like to work for a living and cut out the alienating job…

Social experimenting; the roller derby team, part 2

The actual experience of the lads occupying my floors this weekend was superior to many social experiences I usually have with both friends and strangers. I don’t know if it was the fact that they were travelling in a group of friends (more or less at least!), and therefore felt secure and relaxed, or if…

Take one!

Here we go, the start of another journey, this time a literary one. I will keep this blog in English since it’s the most useful language to connect with people at the present (hey, times are changing, I’m trying to skill up on Spanish and Mandarin too, just to be on the safe side!). This…