Just: breathe ...
Today in Rome and every day into the future, we can show violent extremists that their efforts to divide us have not only failed, but have inspired new unity, agility, and resolve to defeat them.
When the author John Ahern and his wife's children were aged two and four, the pair decided to take a break from corporate life and set out on a year-long trip as a family.
Did you ever see Michael Moore's report on Norway and his visit to "the scariest place on earth"? This is my list of 10 reasons why Norway is fantastic! All these benefits are covered by taxes, and -- no -- they are not higher than the taxes in California.
In Norway, 31-year-old Rubirosa Irgens has admitted to killing her husband, Helge Ove Irgens, a former driving instructor 30 years her senior. She knocked him off by sneaking a smoldering portable barbecue into the bedroom as he slept, leaving it there to poison him with carbon monoxide.
It was a remarkable performance. Two goals in five minutes, four goals in sixteen minutes. Five overall in a 5-2 World Cup Victory in front of over 53,000 fans in Vancouver. According to NPR, early reports put the peak U.S. television audience at nearly 23 million viewers.
In a field of cloudberry flowers, I pause. Only to cherish this long Norwegian summer evening. Feel the sun. Just be.
Mindful attention: Me overlooking the village of Sykkylven/ Norway. Photo by Stig Brekke. When the mind wanders, gently bring it back where life ...
There's something about Norwegian actor Nils Hognestad that melts me. Ever meet someone and you know they have something special, but you can't pinpoint it? Exactly. So now you know what, I mean who, is keeping me up at night!
With a steady body of work under their belt over the past couple decades, Jaga Jazzist recently released their newest album Starfire on the renowned Ninja Tune Records imprint.
The onscreen kingdom of Arendelle might be fictional, but the icy wonderland was famously based on Norway, where the vast fjords, alpine villages and snowy peaks appear tailor-made for the big screen.
I think a lot today about Utoya, as the headlines report about Charleston. Very different disasters, very different criminal acts, so convenient in an open society. Where one has so much opportunity to harm, and far less urgency to do good. Where hospitality is practiced, and sanctuary a distant dream.
Disney continues to ride "Frozen's" wave of popularity, and, most recently, Disney Cruise Line completed its first "Frozen" cruise of Norway.
The first time someone wondered if I was Norwegian, it was actually on a beach in Israel. A new Dutch friend I'd made at a conference came over to me and pointed back to this guy further up the beach and said, "Bjorn wants to know where you're from in Norway."
Yes, you read it right; Israel was rated by expats as the most dynamic country in the world. It even left the USA and Brazil, countries widely known for their fast and energetic culture, far behind. I bet you were not expecting this, right?