Welcome to my bubble

I’m not your typical Scandinavian. Never have been. I’d choose freedom over security any day of the week.

I might rant at times. But I also really love life, and I have so much to be grateful for. Born and raised in Norway, I’ve also lived for many years in…


The incredible discoveries of Semir Osmanagić

“We have spent the last five years proving that there are pyramids in Bosnia. But we do not intend spending the next hundred years trying to convince everyone. We simply had to move on.” — Semir Osmanagić

Semir Osmanagić, also known as Sam Osmanagich


The pros and the cons

This story belongs to my now late, Norwegian grandmother. She had a great love for animals, and it would sometimes bring about complicated situations. One of those situations evolved around a cow, who didn’t really know she was a cow.

The situation was most definitely brought about through social construct.


Your readers may only be getting access to four of your stories

Did you know, that if most of your readers on Medium access your content from a tablet device, they are far less likely to read more of your old stories?

It may sound unlikely, but the Medium app does not necessarily work in your favor. …


What new theories might do to geopolitics

We all know about the hotspot in Jerusalem; the Temple Mount. We think about the golden Dome of the Rock in the picture above, or the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located right next to it. …


What corona lock down looks like when you’re stuck on an island

I live on an island in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Initially we came here to give our children a better education; away from big cities and crowded schools. Somewhere safe and closer to nature.

But job…


Yazidis dying on their sacred mountain

As the Taliban recently conquered Kabul, I was brought back in my mind to 2014. At that time, I was watching what was later to be declared a genocide, in real time on Liveleak. ISIS warriors were terrorising everyone and everything, wherever they advanced in Syria and Iraq.

It was…


Medium is a love-hatred relationship

I took a short break from Medium. I tell myself it’s because I have a life, because my kids want to go to the beach all day, because I have guests living with me. But I know it’s not just about that. I get tired of writing about things that…


If it does— I think I have it

Writing a lot about myself is usually not a very good strategy. But I have a question that needs some exploration. And the only frame of reference that I have, is myself.

I’d like to find out if there is such a thing as Note Dyslexia? I’ve thought about it…


Conversations are being kept short

I haven’t been around that long on Medium, but I tend to get myself into a lot of conversational exchanges in the comment sections.

I started noticing that my first response or clap to a story or a comment, was usually being recognized by authors. …

Iselin Aspen

Busy mum, blogger and musician, trying to thrive in Scandinavia. I write about freedom, history, nature, hypocrisy and anything that tickles my mind.

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