Pest. Another “false friend“. A pest in English can be a bug or a rat, or a very annoying person. But “pest” as used in Norwegian changed the destiny of Bergen. “Pest” in Norwegian means the plague. Continue reading
Time to look back in order to look ahead. Or not, considering how awful 2016 was.
2016 was rough. Thanks to social media, it felt like one beloved and/or influencial public figure after another left us in a continuous stream throughout the year. Even for those of us not experiencing death personally, there were other things that hit hard, like the US election and other events. I am still upset on behalf of the 1/3 of my immediate co-workers who were downsized out of their jobs this fall.
I think we all need good news moving forward, so that’s my wish for all of us: That 2017 heals the hurts of 2016 and gives us good news.
Happy New Year That’s Not 2016!