My first book

I am sorry I haven’t published for a long time, but I have finished my first book. It is a history book about traditional fishing boats in northern Norway. And “draugen” which I have written about in Troublesome Darkness earlier. For now it is only...

Ute til lunsj

Det ligger et fembøringsnaust ute på Balsnes. Balsnes ligger i munningen av Balsfjorden, ikke så langt fra Tromsø. En av Tromsøs ishavsskippere bodde på Balsnes, Halfdan Jacobsen. Vi vet ikke helt hvor. På Balsnes er fjorden åpen, man ser nordover til Tromsøya og byen...

Lilly, my Grandmother

She was a special lady, my grandmother. I lived with her several years in my childhood, and she gave me the feeling of being special. She had delivered 10 children, two of them died, a girl after three days, and her eldest son in his youth, because of diabetes. Lilly...

The Sun, my Father

In these northern areas sun has played a central role for living. And the most important is her absence. I call her a she, but in Sami culture the Sun is a he. In the autumn she slowly disappears, to 21.th November when she stays under the horizon until January 21th....

Troublesome Darkness

It was the time before electricity, before science took over people’s thoughts, and folk tales and folklore told stories about how things really related to each other. When autumn darkness grew stronger and the Polar Night arrived, in that time darkness was...
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