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NadineTrip and Lifestreaming | #blog366 #Nadine

Today I fetced Nadine in Arvika over the day, and we got home by 5.30pm. I have reactivated somewhat lifestreaming more frequent, and shared full day through Facebook with checkins and photos, which I auto-syndicated to my Tumblr feed, as an experiment. You can see the Tumblr feed in the sidebar of my blog (or scrolling down beyond the posts if you are on some mobile platforms). Archives fromJuly, shows more than half of posts the last 24 hours! After we arrived in Norrköping, we had dinner, and Nadine shared some belated presents, which she got from a classmate. Much…

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Z as in Zoom H1 Portable Microphone | #blog26 #wishlist

We have reached the end of our A to Z wishlist which I began at my 50th birthday, June 26. All wishes so far have not been connected to a product with a commercial brand mentioned – and dominated by intangible wishes. In general, I avoid as much as possible to mention commercial brands. The last one of my wishes in my list, making an exception.  I want a portable microphone to capture sounds to make music of, with and from. And this is the one I wish for. An entry model with really great price/performance ratio, as I understand….

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X as in Xenophilia | #blog26 #wishlist

We are closing up to the end of the alphabet of wishes. X, Y, Z. What to wish for coming to the ‘X’? A troublesome letter! But, here it goes. I wish there would be more xenophilia in the world! Xenophilia is the opposite to xenophobia. Where xenophobia is the fear of the unknown, and one of the root emotions and attitudes to racism. The step from fear to hate is small, as we know, and prejudice nurtures both. No, what we need more of is this. Xenophilia. In short – love of the unknown. Curiousity might kill cats, but…

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W as in World, RE:LOVED | #blog26 #wishlist

The name of this blog – and my personal tagline/vision/mantra/force/motivation – is RE:LOVE THE WORLD. The About Page tells you what this means – “a world, re:loved, is a world where you meet your fellow human being with love and respect, and can expect to be met with the same”. The stream of news last days/months/years can makes your heart dark. But – if we leave all terror and alarmism in the press, the world, in fact, is getting better! There, graphs, presented in conjunction with prof Steven Pinker article in The Guardian – also, check Hans Rosling, always! – a TED…

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V as in Voyages | #blog26 #wishlist

I wish we had more opportunities to travel. I want to go to places with my family. Barcelona, I’ve been on business-related trips, with some touristry – and saving a few “must-see’s” to co-experience with my Karin and the kids! Berlin, I’ve not been to. But Karin has! And Scotland! Yes, going around the whole area. Just. Must. Do. Bucket. List. Hardcore! Top three, the magic number to prioritize. What else? Life is long. But days are short. Let’s take care of them – and go to places that aren’t the same as when we were there, respectively. Because, now…

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U as in Uchi Deshi | #blog26 #wishlist

I wish I can attend an Uchi Deshi, as in training camp for Aikido, soon again. The Sensei we follow, Ulf Evenås, Shihan 7 Dan, will attend in Norrköping in November, so hopefully then, at least! Uchi meens ‘indoors’ or ‘inside’, and Deshi.means ‘student’, so literally it is translated into ‘being a student in-house with the master’. And, yes, they are names of our brother Birmans as well!

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T as in Techno Queens | #blog26 #wishlist

I wish I could experience some great livesets from my fav techno dj’s and producers the last years. Nadja Lind, Miss Sunshine (above), Nicole Moudaber, to mention a few. The scene is very male dominated, so it’s always great to balance up just a little bit with such heavyweight love bombers as these! Give us them to Norrköping!

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Q as in Tema Q | #blog26 #wishlist

I wish I can get a research position at Tema Q at Linköpings University. It is a cross/trans/multidisciplinary research institution focusing culture and societal change and development. I hope I can take my documented skills in researching innovation and entrepreneurship related to sustainability and put it into context of music for health. How to deploy insights from where we know music benefits health, in practice? How to creatively organize in order to make music do good for health? I see the target now. Now, the only way is up. Now, this is my ‘escalator pitch’. Now, do!