Days 263 and 264 — Back home

I spent the last 2 1/2 weeks in the U.S., which is why posts were infrequent and filled with other sights from around Sweden. If you are looking to travel to a place where the weather is nice, my advice is to choose Sweden. California from LA to San Francisco was overcast, rainy and chilly most of the time, while here it was warm and sunny. Spring has arrived as Mariette shows in some shots taken in our yard recently.

You get the idea. Sometime in the next few weeks there is going to be an explosion of flora around here. Already the days are nice and long, light at 6:00, dark at 7:30 or so and it is going to continue for the next 3 months.

In related news, Sweden’s defense minister has resigned over the flap that broke a few weeks ago about Sweden secretly helping Saudi Arabia to build a munitions factory to produce anti-tank missiles. Swedes are such wusses. Much worse stuff goes on in the name of the U.S. every day and it doesn’t even draw a yawn.

I learned today that the U.S. cost of health care is now 17% of the countries GDP. Sweden was not in the top 10 even. The cost of health care in the U.S. is about $7,500 per person which is about twice what it is in Sweden. Sweden has a single payer healthcare system, the government.

Not to be critical of the U.S., baseball season has started.


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