Work Permit Filed – View of Downtown Oslo (Videos)

Work Permit Filed –  View of Downtown Oslo (Videos)

What a week.  It felt like I was preparing for a final in a tough course.  At the very end I realized a 12 month budget analysis was not only needed, but a valuable tool. The market analysis and late night logo work with our friend who’s graciously donated time since Solgave was born was 10PM to 12AM most nights, so exhaustion and nerves were high. http://www.solgave.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_3959.m4v   But I am proud of...

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Last Day for UDI Documents – Work Permit (Norge)

Last Day for UDI Documents – Work Permit (Norge)

It’s game time. My UDI Pack due Friday 12:45PM is sort of like the most important term paper of your life for immigration reasons. Then I wait. The good news is if the Brønnøysund Register Centre has got my application and in 2 weeks should approve or not, and if so, I’ll have a D Number (the coveted first step) and organization number. D Number means I can get into language courses that are intensive (several hours each...

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Natural Wilderness and the Urban Jungle (Week One Abroad)

Natural Wilderness and the Urban Jungle  (Week One Abroad)

Wilderness is where I find out the core of who I am in relation to the Universe.   “The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is.” ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums   In a strange way, in the isolation of all that is… I feel so at home.  (versus where I sit right now  as I pound away at the keys)   Hiking with a light snow and sub zero temps in this land is something...

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The Stars, my God..the Stars (spoken into my phone and typed out after walking the dogs)

The Stars, my God..the Stars (spoken into my phone and typed out after walking the dogs)

The stars….my god, the stars. You can’t imagine what they look like from this part of the world until you stand here. All places have mystery and magic, but the Nordic land can place their flag in the sand When it comes to the night sky. They always connect us, from here to there. Reminding us how little we are, what stardust and galaxies, and planets really are. The same basic components, you know them from the chemistry chart. If you...

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Books, Recovery, Moving, and Fayetteville (Musings on Recovery – Final US Segment)

Books,  Recovery, Moving, and Fayetteville (Musings on Recovery – Final US Segment)

“Throughout my life, until this very moment, whatever virtue I have accomplished, including any benefit that may come from this book, I dedicate to the welfare of all beings. May the roots of suffering diminish. May warfare, violence, neglect, indifference, and addiction also decrease. May the wisdom and compassion of all beings increase, now and in the future. May we clearly see all the barriers we erect between ourselves and others to be as...

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