Monday, December 31, 2007


Today we got a little snow. I hope it will not "rain cats and dogs" in the near future... [Editor's comment: In Sweden you say iron nails instead of cats and dogs.]

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As an inspiration for the new year, please take some time and read Rudyard Kipling's poem, If. Here is the first part:

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

(Capitalism Magazine, 02/13/2000.)

For more on Kipling, read the post, "Boys need an arena" by Sissy Willis.

More inspiration: The Special Holiday Edition Of The Carnival Of Cities at Norway - An American In Oslo An Expat And Expatriate Traveling The World. [Editor's note: Please give me a list of your favorite cities.]

Happy New Year!

In the news: Good Riddance Day!