Category Archives: Books & Literature

I Declare this as the First Day of Spring in Stockholm

Opinions differ on the day Spring arrives, especially at the northern latitudes, Stockholm’s being 59 degrees north. The Vernal Equinox occurred locally on 20 March, and today is the 22nd. Until today, the temperatures for the past many weeks were … Continue reading

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Like a Visit with an Old Lover

This is the phrase that leaped to mind, unbidden, as I read the first few pages of the “Preface” to Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf. The familiarity of the words (for I have read them at least thrice), their poetical presentation (even … Continue reading

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