It should not snow the first of June

This morning it was snowing. Yes we are in Norway but it is the 1st of June. Still strike, both children get out of the house without keys. Fortunately I have a good friend who has the keys and saved both. I get nosebleeds on my Friday jogging-lunch with a friend.colleague. I also get a call on the same run, that the fire alarm of the house had gone. When I came home with my face full of blood, 5 strong firemen wanted to save me, but I told – I am sorry it is only nosebleeds. I went to the doctor to have a quick check, the value of something is too low and now I am on my way to Sant Olav to check other values. In the meantime I checked email and talked at the phone with two colleagues who are finalizing an application. Fortunately I have good colleagues. It should not snow the first of June.

sad

sad day for Italy and for me. First, bomb outside school in Brindisi kills a girl and injured five other girls.
Then earthquake in north Italy. What makes me extremely sad are the words of a good friend of mine, she says that she has a conspiration theory about the bomb. “It is Mr. B. who wants to create fear among people as he did with other terrorism acts in 1993” she writes to me on the wordfeud chat line. I did not know about these theories. I have in practice not lived in the country since middle 1990. I do not wish here to present or to deny conspiration theories of this kind. I only feel it is terribly sad when a country (or a family or an organization) cannot get the relief one can get, when gathering in grief.

Artsonia – an online children’s art museum

Artsonia is an online children’s art museum that now displays over a million pieces of art from children in more than 100 countries. In 2001, Kishore Swaminathan took a one-year leave of absence from Accenture to launch Artsonia. Artsonia has today 16,055,412 artworks. Swaminathan  will visit NTNU the 30th of May. Looking forward.

22.07.2011 – 16.04.2012

Not to see that face, I do not even switch on the Norwegian TV. No Norwegian newspaper and no facebook. The idea that one of my “friends” publish his picture or, even worst write any razistic comment, keeps me away from old and new media.

I use to watch Italian TV around 20. and I could not avoid listen to the Italian journalist translating the most stupid sentence I wanted to hear – “I did it to defend the Norwegian race”.

Norwegian sociolist Thomas Hylland Eriksen writes today that Breivik will function as an antidote for right extremists. I cannot agree with him as I do not want to see anything positive associated with that unnameable person. Nor with right extremists and razists in general.

All in all, sad days, these days which remind all Norwegian people of the biggest catastrophe after second world war.

Trondheim girl, Gizem Dogan died at Utøya the 22nd of July, picture linked from http://www.adressa.no/multimedia/dynamic/01229/Gizem_Dogan_1229926c.jpg

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