IT IS ALL GREEK TO ME

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen This week I have been diving into the Greek alphabet. What a treasure trove !!! It seems like our whole civilization is more or less based upon it. It is more than 4000 years old, and if you have a quick run through, you’ll recognize many words and symbols. From the […]

A CUP LESSON

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen A friend of mine who always drinks her peppermint tea out of a light green cup, taught me long time ago that each drink should have its special cup. In my case it meant that I had to have a cup for regular coffee, one for caffè latte, another for English tea, for my […]

THE ROAD

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen “Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road– Only wakes upon the sea.”. “Caminante, […]

THE PAINTER’S WAY

  Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen The Norwegian painter Hanne Christensen is a favorite of mine and I have these two oil paintings in my living-room. She is a former pupil of the well-known painter of classical art Odd Nerdrum. However her art has grown into a more colorful palette. I find her way of capturing the […]

MY ZIPPER

Sometimes I like zipping up in order to regain my energy and just be me for a while. Other times I enjoy unzipping, being social and pour out energy on projects, family and friends. The best part is that I am in charge of the little zipper.

ON A DESERTED ISLAND

– If I had to pick just one thing to bring to a deserted island, it would definitively be the Brazilian Getz/Gilberto album, a girlfriend told me the other day. I couldn’t have agreed more. This magic bossa nova album was released in 1964 and is one of the biggest-selling jazz albums of all time […]

A SMILE

drawn by QUINO According to health writer Jennipher Walters there are 7 good reasons to smile. 1. Smiling can make you happy (even when you’re not) 2. Smiling can make others happy 3. Smiling makes you more attractive 4. Smiling can help you de-stress 5. Smiling can make you land a job 6. Smiling can lead […]