Welcome to Experience North Cape, and the Northern region of Norway. I’m inspired by the majestic landscape, intriguing culture and history, and a climate that keeps us on our toes. We have polar nights, northern lights and the midnight sun. We have winds that whip and howl, snow that blankets the land for 7 months, and sun that leaves us longing for its presence in the dark winter days.
I’m an American who’s been living in Norway for fifteen years. I ended up meeting the man of my dreams while working here, and the rest, as they say, is history. Our home is at “top of the world”,in Honningsvåg, North Cape, Norway.
I’m an artist at Once Upon a Dream Studio.
(The above segment was written in 2011, below is the continuation in 2017, and hence a bit of a shift in the new direction of this blog.)
We’re all on this journey called life. Along the way, there are adventures and experiences we get to choose, create, and share with others. My course lead me to a life at 71˚ North of the Equator and “Experience North Cape” evolved out of a desire to share this amazing arctic region with others around the world.
As in all of our journeys, we don’t always have control of what lies around the next bend.
The short and to-the-point version of the story is that this non-smoker was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015.
Our lives were turned upside down in an instant, and we’ve been navigating our way through this unexpected journey ever since.
Radiation and chemotherapy treatment worked well on the 5 centimeter tumor in my right lung, and the spreading to my mediastinal lymph nodes. And my current biological therapy has kept 7 brain mets from growing larger the past 7 months. One day at a time, as the saying goes.
So, I’ve decided to take up blogging again. I don’t know which direction it will take. Unexpected journeys lead to uncharted territory, but I’m still along for the ride!
All the best,
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