A Roll in the Universe

Website of Keera Ann Fox, an American in Bergen, Norway

17th of May breakfast

The great national holiday in Norway, on May 17th, is a far more involved and formal event than the equivalent celebration in the US, on July 4th. There are also a lot of traditions and traditional food associated with the day. This year, I’m going to partake in a 17th of May breakfast in town.

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The almost astrologer

So, I’m busy downloading old photos from my Flickr account because Flickr is being sold and I’m tired of dealing with various TOS. ‘Sides, I’m paying for Dropbox. And digging through the old stuff, here’s one from 15 years ago: The weekend I was  a professional astrologer.

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Some bloggers I read have Like-buttons on their posts and I like those. Sometimes you don’t know what to say, or there really isn’t anything to say, but you do want the other person to know you saw what they wrote. So I now have Like and Share-buttons on my (coming) posts, and Like also on (new) comments.  (Thanks to the code on Paula’s blog I found which widget to install. Also, read her blog!)

Parallels

I like that the word “parallel”—if written in a sans serif font—contains a parallel. What also contains a parallel, is astronomy and from there, astrology. Keep reading if you want to see me attempt to explain the tilt of the planet.

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Genie

There are some real-life genies: Ones who can give you exactly what you want, without any effort on your part. Like my hairdresser.

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April means gulls

Most folks think of migratory birds returning from their winter in Africa or some place as the sign of spring. For me it’s the screeching gulls. Continue reading

A glimmer of a post

I could give you all kinds of astrological reasons for why my flow suddenly choked, but suffice to say that the communication planet Mercury is slowing down to turn around and right itself on Sunday. Until then, I shall amuse myself—and hopefully you, too—by wondering about the “false friends” language has. Things that look related or alike, but do not mean the same thing.

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Almost 950

When I read that Bergen was getting ready to celebrate 950 years in 2020, I suddenly felt old. I remember when this plaque was new:  Continue reading

Finale

It arrived. The one document that makes everything irreversible. It makes me catch my breath. I get emotional opening the thick envelope from the US embassy in Oslo. Continue reading

Cold radiation

“Luminescence is emission of light by a substance not resulting from heat; it is thus a form of cold-body radiation.”

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