Archive for May, 2019

QOTD May 31 2019

Friday, May 31st, 2019

John F. Kennedy: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”


QOTD May 30 2019

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Ed Norton: “Sometimes creativity is a compulsion, not an ambition.”


QOTD May 29 2019

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Martina Horner: “What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.”


QOTD May 28 2019

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Oprah Winfrey: “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand.”


QOTD May 27 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Alan Moore: “There’s no such thing as quitting. Just sometimes there’s a longer pause between relapses.”


QOTD May 26 2019

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Tobias Wolff: “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.”


QOTD May 25 2019

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Ann Richards: “The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need.”


QOTD May 24 2019

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Paul Goodman: “Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.”


QOTD May 23 2019

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Confucius: “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”


QOTD May 22 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Julie A., M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran: “Children should feel loved because they exist, not because they’ve behaved in a certain way.”


QOTD May 21 2019

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Melanie Benjamin: “What very mysterious things days were. Sometimes they fly by, and other times they seem to last forever, yet they are all exactly twenty-four hours. There’s quite a lot we don’t know about them.”


QOTD May 20 2019

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Alfred North Whitehead: “The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.”


QOTD May 19 2019

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Elizabeth Bowen: “Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that you live, if you do.”


QOTD May 18 2019

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Thomas Carlyle: “Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.”


QOTD May 17 2019

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Steve Jobs: I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…. It’s very character-building.”


Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Norway celebrates its Constitution (Grunnloven) today, signed on May 17 (‘syttende mai‘) in 1814 marking Norway’s independence from Sweden (fully realized in 1905).

Besides the eating ice cream (syttende mai seems to mark the start of summer?!) and drinking (one of the main activities of the day LoL 😉 ), the Norwegians give the celebration a quite nice touch; everyone dresses up! Most will wear a Bunad, the traditional clothing. If you don’t have one, then your best suit or dress will do! (it that sense it is totally opposite to the somewhat clownish King’s Day in NL…:) )

Syttende mai‘ is also known its parades; thousands march all over the country expressing their cultural pride, joy in springtime and honor of those citizens who created Norway’s constitutional government, founding her independence. Especially popular is the Children’s Procession; dressed in their best clothes or national costume, the children march with their school’s band, classmates and teachers. Joy joy!

The sun is out, it’s fan-friggin-tastic weather today! The whole country is ready for a party and so am I: GRATULERER MED DAGEN NORGE!! 🙂


QOTD May 16 2019

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Oprah Winfrey: “I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk.”


QOTD May 15 2019

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Frances Moore Lappe: “I’ve grown certain that the root of all fear is that we’ve been forced to deny who we are.”


QOTD May 14 2019

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Kahlil Gibran: “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”


QOTD March 13 2019

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Edgar Allan Poe: “Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.”