Sabaton Swedish power metal band
Europe, History, Sweden

Learn about historical war events from power metal band Sabaton

Swedish power metal band Sabaton has produced edgy music since 1999 that educates listeners about historical war events primarily in Europe, while also extending to North America and Asia. Sabaton's lyrics focus on war, historical battles and acts of heroism. Most of the band's songs center on World War I and World War II, along… Continue reading Learn about historical war events from power metal band Sabaton

Me too
Europe, Sweden

In the wake of #MeToo Sweden continues to excuse increase in rape reports

If you thought the #MeToo discussion that launched in October 2017 was big in the United States, you would be really impressed by its popularity in Sweden. Despite┬áthe increased discussion on sexual assault and rape, however, the Swedish government continues to disregard investigating increase in rape reports in Sweden. The #MeToo phenomenon in Sweden not… Continue reading In the wake of #MeToo Sweden continues to excuse increase in rape reports

Health, History, Living, Relationships, Sweden

Issues that need to be addressed as a result of women being in the workforce

Note: This article is a collection of observations and will be undergoing editing as new information is learned on the subject. While women often speak of how liberating it is to participate in the workforce, I often question the negatives that have resulted from their participation and think it sparks major issues that need to… Continue reading Issues that need to be addressed as a result of women being in the workforce

Rural small town living
Living, Sweden

The ups and downs of living out in the sticks

Many people throughout North American and Europe dream of getting out of the city and living in a rural area that is cut off from society. Sometimes people do reach this dream location, but they often find it's not exactly what they expected. I will share the ups and downs I've experienced while "living out… Continue reading The ups and downs of living out in the sticks

Pregnancy Swedish Healthcare
Health, Sweden

I have more fear of not receiving healthcare in Sweden than in the US

I recently spoke to a middle aged Swedish man who inquired about America's expensive healthcare system. He joked about American patients being thrown out on the streets by US hospitals if they could not pay for healthcare. I smiled courteously and said healthcare can be expensive in the United States, but people receive care quickly,… Continue reading I have more fear of not receiving healthcare in Sweden than in the US

Sweden healthcare
Health, Sweden

Long wait time and poor communication with Sweden’s healthcare system

Sweden's "free healthcare" system has many downsides, such as long wait times and poor communication that often make America's healthcare system seem superior (especially pre-Obamacare). I am an American born and raised in Southern California who was diagnosed with epilepsy at 25 years old. At 28 years old I moved to Sweden to live permanently… Continue reading Long wait time and poor communication with Sweden’s healthcare system