Differential ski waxing

Today’s post is only superficially about the physics of waxing cross-country skis. In reality, I want to share with you how an inquisitive mentality spreads throughout all facets of life. Even if you’ve never been skiing, walked on snow, or cared about physics, I hope the inquisitive side of you will keep reading. Getting tractionContinue reading “Differential ski waxing”

How I celebrate 2020

Today is 2 January 2021 as I write. My intention with this post is to push back against the rising tide of shaming the year 2020. I want to share with you about the hopefulness that comes from transitioning to goals based instead on progress through a journey. While recognizing that I am fortunate toContinue reading “How I celebrate 2020”

Separating goal from measurement

Think of a goal you’ve made for yourself recently, one that you feel is currently active or in progress. Choose one from any stroke of life. In 2020, I have many areas of life under development: gaining traction with Soldrevet as a business, living in a new town, building my athletic skills, and staying mentallyContinue reading “Separating goal from measurement”

Riffing on a theme

Marie is joining Inktober. It’s a personal mission for committing to drawing each day of October. Someone has generated a theme or catalyzing word for each day of the month, and participants make ink creations starting from that word. You can read more about it here. (Is the website still down? Try the Twitter feed?)Continue reading “Riffing on a theme”

Abstract images

It’s a Reader Request day. I received a comment through the Soldrevet website question forms about the abstracted images that I use. I’m using today’s post to show you a few steps along the creation route, starting from digital photo and ending at a usable image. Do you have a question or a request forContinue reading “Abstract images”

Sunset at equinox

Today is 22 September 2020, which means it is autumnal equinox in Norway. For those who note the day’s passing on the calendar, equinox might mean to you that night and day are both 12 hours long. Since Marie and I moved to Norway, equinoxes have a new meaning to me. I’m using today’s equinoxContinue reading “Sunset at equinox”

Building a new homebase

Marie and I moved out of the Arctic in August. We spent about a week driving 1000 km. Our travelling lives still fit in the back of Marie’s e-Golf, including our summer purchases of a 24″ monitor, my folding bicycle, and our growing shoe collection. It did feel a little odd to drive around withContinue reading “Building a new homebase”