Mizzou Shakeup: My alma mater finally addresses its age-old issue

It’s a good day to be a Missouri Tiger.

I’ve been closely watching the racial unrest at my alma mater, the University of Missouri, where Tim Wolfe stepped down Monday as president amid criticism of his handling of social injustice issues on campus. Hours later, Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin announced he is leaving his post at the end of the year.

The campus movement started small with a handful of students, then a hunger strike, and finally, along came big Missouri football.

Missouri's football team, coaches and staff show solidarity amid racial unrest on campus. Photo from Pinkel's Twitter feed.

Missouri’s football team,

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Celebrating Halloween, Norwegian style

We’ve made it through our first Halloween in Norway. These past few weeks, I’ve been wondering how it was going to be because Norwegians have only celebrated All Hallows’ Eve for the past 15 or so years.

There’s a holiday near the Christmas season called husbukk where kids go around knocking on doors asking for treats, but it’s not the same.

Since my husband didn’t grow up trick or treating, when we lived in the US, he was ga-ga for all things Halloween and it … Read more ...

Coming to a Netflix stream near you

Since moving to Norway, I’ve had to come to terms with giving up most of my TV shows. As it stands now, there’s no more Game of Thrones, no more Scandal and I haven’t been able to find Empire, but I haven’t given up hope on finding Cookie.

This means I have combed through much of what Netflix has to offer. As I’ve mentioned before I’m on their Stream Team, but my opinions are all my own. I get quite excited about what new … Read more ...