NauenThen

Norwegian politics

August 14, 2018

Tags: Norwegian political parties

This is so interesting—so unlike what we have in the States, with two main parties & many others that exist at best as gadflies, with virtually no power.

Liberal Conservatism?! I can't envision having that, & all these others, as serious choices. Are people more involved because there are more specific ways they feel represented? It would be harder, I imagine, to "hate" your neighbors knowing that each of you has a different idea of the best way to go about things. Or maybe there's more to hate. If we had 8 major parties, would they all be more conciliatory or more rabid?

Does the size of the two countries make a difference here? In general, sure—a homogeneous country of 5.25 million can't be compared in many ways to a diverse nation of 325 million.

I'll be there in 10 days & will find out!

Monday Quote

August 13, 2018

Tags: Frida Kahlo

I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damn things have learned to swim.
~ Frida Kahlo

I just thought this was funny—it has nothing to do with anything. I am easing my way back into doing my blog. I took a whole week off while I was out in South Dakota & Wisconsin. I barely took pictures, even. However, I do plan this week to catch up /move forward.

Still on the road

August 6, 2018

It's rare that I'm too busy to post but I haven't wanted to spend a minute not with friends, family, or the sights of my hometown. A quick hello from a way station as I head up to the family reunion in a few minutes. I have much to report on & will get cracking soon, maybe even this afternoon. My heart is so full right now.

On the road

August 2, 2018

Yesterday was a travel day, tomorrow & Sunday & Monday & Thursday will all be travel days. I will post as I get the chance.

For all one of you who is my Constant Reader :-)