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Dear readers and fans,

I've just written a new story I want to share. A Perilous and Fantastic Journey is the first story I've posted here in some time. I've also added a donate button for those of you who want to support my writing with more than your enthusiastic readership. This will give you access to exclusive content, including the exciting endings of stories you can't read for free. It will also keep me writing.

As always, thank you for your support. Keep reading, and be sure to enjoy the details and small joys of life, even in these difficult times. Call your friends and family, cook a nice meal, take a walk in nature, listen to classical music, laugh so you don't cry, be creative, meditate and breathe, dance your dance, and do anything else that makes you happy and is good for body and soul.




A Perilous and Fantastic Journey


He had been in the forest for many days, and he was hungry. The canopy of pine and fir trees shielded the sun, but now it had gone away entirely, so that not even the filtered light shined through.

Photo: Odd Kåre Wiik

He needed the sun to warm himself. It was nearly Winter, and all the creatures of the forests were gone. The insects had been born, mated, and had died or been eaten. The amphibians and mammals had gone to hibernate through the cold, dead months. The deer, moose and fox were still about, but these were not food for him. He needed to eat and store up energy before he, too, settled down for the winter.

The snake continued his solitary sinuous journey through the undergrowth of the forest floor. The abundance of summer had passed and now his territory was barren of life. He would have to hunt elsewhere.

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I have titled my new blog Life Alchemy to highlight the process of changing your state of being from one phase to another, just as the alchemists endeavoured to change base metals into gold and discover the elixir of life. I believe I have developed the mindset and discovered some of the methods and practices to living an elegant life.

It is possible to change your life, and not just talk about it, no matter who you are, where you live, what phase of life you’re in, or your personal circumstances. Change is the only constant, yet if you want that change to be a good one, you must plan it. You can’t change your life overnight, just by hoping and dreaming. Instead, you must take active steps over time to live the life of your dreams. 

I am writing to share some advice, anecdotes, and information to help you also live your best life. In my posts, I will write on a wide variety of topics, including food, health and wellness, travel, practical lifehacks, beautiful and useful things, cool art, culture, and daily life. I want to inspire you, my readers, while at the same time giving you practical advice on how to live more simply and elegantly, so you have more time to focus on what you enjoy.

Thanks for reading,



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Esperanza, a small coastal town in Mexico known for its natural beauty, community spirit and quality of life, is about to have its local ecology of fishing and tourism disrupted by a group of outsiders. As Esperanza’s pro-development mayor, and Natura, a major international environmental NGO, work to shape the town’s future, a bilateral war on drugs has provoked a turf war between rival drug cartels that threatens to consume Mexico. Can Esperanza preserve its traditional values, natural resources and local economy, or will it be destroyed by the corruption, greed and violence of a global marketplace where everything is for sale?


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