A Roll in the Universe

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

Month: March 2018

Threat or warning?

I always joke about how I don’t make threats; I warn. That’s because I don’t believe in idle threats. I think if you threaten somebody, you should also mean to carry the threat out. So I may as well warn.

It’s a bit weird to write the above, because I’m a relatively harmless person. But let me give you my own little contribution to #metoo and the time when I had to issue a threat-warning. Continue reading

Seven

I like to do stuff myself (mostly), so I’m in charge of WordPress updates to my blog. And the last one messed up due to a bug reported in February. (Always follow WordPress blog if you have a WordPress-driven blog.)

So this site has been down for 7 days.

And the funny thing about not being able to do something, is that then you really, really, really want to do it!

So I had a number of ideas for blog posts – none of which happened near pen and paper and no way to publish anyway, so I didn’t write anything down and now I can’t remember. Not to worry. On a podcast I heard that creativity creates more creativity. Once you start dishing it out, it keeps coming. So I should be able to think of things to say if I just get started.

I also got challenged to get away from Facebook and back to (more) blogging by a fellow blogger. (Again, wanted to write, but couldn’t.)

Now that I’m back in business (and a lot wiser about updating and backups and such), I definitely want to spend more time here.

I have been in the Trinity College library. I entered the 300-year-old building and walked into heaven. I stood still, in awe, instantly in love with three [sic] stories of books stretching above and before me, completely captured and delighted by the idea that everything I would ever want to know was at my fingertips in that vast rooms. Thanks to books. Glorious, glorious books. Containers of all human knowledge, experience, beliefs and imagination. A religious moment for me.
(Brought on by a friend posting a link about Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland. It’s two soaring stories, but feels like three.)