Tag Archives: life

Evaluating my use of social media

Social media is a voracious animal, always hungry, always moving, always devouring. What it mostly devours is my time and focus. I constantly fight against distraction and social media is my favoured form of procrastination. I can somehow feel that I am doing something (keeping

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2013 in the rearview mirror

As far as this blog goes 2013 was a low-point. In fact, I wondered if I’d lost the will to carry it on and perhaps I would just leave it to slowly decay in the blogosphere. Obviously I decided against that. Life on the other

10 things that are a little strange about life in Sweden

It’s only fair after having pointed out 10 things that I’ve found to be a little better about life in Sweden, to think about the reverse. Switching cultures and countries you spot things that stand out; sometimes because they’re better and sometimes because they’re not.

10 little things that are better in Sweden

We’ve been living in Sweden for just over two years now and we’re starting to notice a few things about life here compared to life in the UK. These are in no particular order of importance. Money back on your bottles. I seem to remember

Is Stockholm burning?

It’s world news that Stockholm has been troubled by five nights of unrest. It’s also mostly taken place, if you’ll excuse the phrase, within a stone’s throw of where we live. As I began to write this post I could see from my study window,

Getting used to multicultural life

I’ve never really lived in a city before. I’ve had a few months in London here or there, studied in Nottingham, a year in Bujumbura (Burundi) and travelled around a lot. So I’ve had a reasonable amount of cross-cultural exposure but travel, student life and

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Jobs you won’t be doing in heaven

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. I started thinking about inequality but, as I often do, I wandered and stumbled into something new. Those who trust in Christ will, I believe, inhabit the new heavens and earth (more specifically the new earth) and

Jobs you won't be doing in heaven

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. I started thinking about inequality but, as I often do, I wandered and stumbled into something new. Those who trust in Christ will, I believe, inhabit the new heavens and earth (more specifically the new earth) and