Category: Everyday philosophy

Oslo Nights

The Oslo nights are starting to get cold, so it’s even more important to contribute to keep our city warm.  Switching from train to tram on my way back from Copenhagen tonight, a young girl sat outside the station, begging. I rarely give money, but she was hungry and so was I, so I fetched…

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No shame! A cover story

Across Europe, discussions are heated on the hijab and burkini debates, commenters throwing verbal bombs from each side, forcing people to take a stand for “good” or “evil”, and leaving little space for deeper reflections. Combined with what I consider most interesting; we get enraged by burkinis while covering up our own 4-year old girls in…

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Et nytt ord om ingenting

I ledige stunder er Antisupermamma en tankevekkende og fin blogg å lese, og i ferien leste jeg et innmari fint innlegg om Ingentingsommer (skrev denne posten i midten av juli, men var opptatt med lek, så den ble ikke feeding eller lagt ut..) Hun beskriver så godt hvor viktig det er for barna (og familien) å gjøre…

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Menn som voldtar: Refleksjoner

Nå på tampen av sommerferien har jeg fulgt nyhetene etter at en ung jente hadde gått gjennom en sak i flere runder av rettssystemet, som endte med at 3 menn som hadde gitt henne dop ble frikjent for voldtekt. Saken har skapt så kraftige reaksjoner at jeg håper vi klarer å få til en varig endring i…

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Sharing vacay!

For the third year in a row, we have lent our mountain cabin out to families we don’t know. Single moms, parents who’ve gone through a rough period, families from other countries who wants to get familiar with the Norwegian cabin culture. This year, families from Iran, Georgia, Norway and Pakistan got the opportunity to…

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Tusen takk, Per Fuggeli!

I en samfunnsdebatt som er stadig mer preget av at vi nordmenn i ganske stor grad er en gjeng bortskjemte navlebeskuere – og hvor det kalkulert og kynisk spilles på uvitenhet, frykt og fordommer mot utsatte grupper, er det fantastisk med glødende engasjerte forkjempere for et varmere samfunn. Per Fuggeli er en av de viktigste…

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Who Buys Books Anymore?

Existing in a digital world, iPad, phone and Kindle are of course necessities for digesting written content. But nevertheless, books are still my favorite items to go shopping for. Exploring bookstores wherever I go, always pinning out the ones that cover international languages. Here are my treasures from Changi airport last week…   The book in…

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Turban Day 2016

Yesterday we enjoyed a sunny Saturday in the heart of Oslo, amidst thousands of people from a span of cultures and backgrounds, as we attended the Norwegian Turban Day. An alternative and very inclusive way to mark the Sikh’s new year Vaisakhi. Rather than celebrating it solely within the Sikh community, some bright young minds…

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Movies moves the world..

Now she lost it, you probably think; Obviously she meant ships? Or perhaps planes?  Well, just as we need big ships and infrastructure to connect and move us and our goods/energy physically and develop the world – we also need intellectual infrastructure to move and connect our brains and hearts. Movies, books and music are all…

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Be Weird!

A wrap-up of good thoughts that’s definitely representing my focus in life – enjoy your weekend and be weird! Adding some self-experienced points to the list; Join some kids and jump in rain pits, or if you can’t find any – jump in bed  Turn on your favorite music really loud and dance silly in your…

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