Yes! I went out this evening and it was utterly, completely totally still outside. Living in the Bay Area in a densely populated area there was always some sort of noise, even in the dead of night. It was amazing to step outside and experience complete stillness and silence. Some people get creeped out by fog. I find it extremely peaceful and it was liberating to stand for a while in that utter stillness. I literally could not hear a thing except my own footsteps. Wonderful.
A couple of guys have been going through the neighborhood cutting down all the brush and this has opened up the views of the sea. When all the leaves go, and the wind is getting rid of them pretty quickly it will give the area a whole different look.
All over Sweden there are rune stones erected in the Viking Era for different purposes and on a walk yesterday morning I came upon this modern version of one.
Finally, the recent brouhaha over paying victims of the foster care system 250,000 kronor in compensation was resolved and the money is going to be dispensed. I think this issue came up a couple weeks ago and it is now a done deal. Done. Finito. I am trying to think of some national issue in the U.S. that was ever resolved in two weeks’ time and I cannot think of a one, except maybe bailing out the banks with trillions of taxpayer dollars in 2008. But that was more a robbery than legislative action.