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 Sweden and Finland. I’ve worked a few years in the Middle East, and traveled the world. Now, family life keeps me busy, but my mind is constantly working. I love to learn new things.
Medium policies do not allow me to discuss everything that’s on my mind, but I enjoy…
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, was born on June 1st 1960 in Zenica, Bosnia. On the internet he is truly a controversial and widely defamed figure, being giving titles like “pseudo archaeologist” and “a business-man with no scientific background”.
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. We’ve seen the Jewish worshipers putting their written prayer requests on little notes in the cracks of their Wailing Wall below, still hoping to one day have access to the Temple Mount.
Different groups of people have their own expectations for what is going to happen to this area. But most people would agree, that if it involves the building of a third temple, it would be…
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 opportunities are limited here. If you’re not in very specific occupations; like the maritime industry or health care, finding a decent job or starting a successful business on a small island, can be challenging. This is why many will commute by ferries to the main land for work or higher…
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 the first time an Islamic Caliphate was being declared and propagated to the world through social media accounts. When atrocities were committed, the world had instant access. No pixeled images. No graphic warnings. Not if you knew where to look online.
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 matter less to me. I have a hard time faking it.
I spent about a year writing everything on my mind on Quora, in several languages. I had about 10 000 reads in one language. And then my account got censored in all languages. It was censored in a very…
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 for years, and it seems like a reasonable explanation to my problem. You see, for over 30 years, I’ve been trying to play piano after notes. But I can’t really do it. I’d like to know why? I’m not a big fan of putting diagnosis on people. It seems to…
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. If they respond, and I respond back, we’re still usually good to go.
The problem seems to occur if you respond even a third time. This time, you won’t get a clap, or a response. At first, I just reckoned that people do not have time for these long interactions. …
Salamanders are unusual animals. They come in all kinds of colors, they are great swimmers and can stay frozen for up to several years without dying. It would take a staggering temperature of -50 degrees Celsius (-58 Fahrenheit) for a few weeks before they actually freeze to death.
Salamanders can also regrow dismembered limbs. To recreate a limb lost to a hungry predator, they can regrow everything from bone to muscle to blood vessels with stem cells that form at the site of the injury. But just how they do it at the genetic level has been a mystery.
“No!” You might say. “Not gonna happen. I’m a top curated writer. I write something everyday and it’s going swell.” Or maybe you consider yourself a rising star? You believe in yourself.
My friend, it doesn’t matter at this point. You will be making less money on Medium. The government doesn’t even need to take more of your money for this to happen. Instead, they take away the purchasing power of your money.
By printing more money.
A wise man said that “To ask the government to report on inflation, is like asking the Mafia to report on crime.” You…