Author Archives: Ylva Rancken-Lutz

Pinch me! Is this our country?

Is Rachel Maddow’s reaction yesterday evening to Trump’s “tent city” camp for migrant kids in Tornillo, Texas. As of this months 67 children a day are removed from their parents when they seek asylum in The United States. The rate at which children are being removed and placed in camps increased from an average of […]

A Solar Greenhouse in the UK!

I knew it!  

Why aren’t americans reacting, or are they?

I follow the news and find myself (and Jonathan) watching more political TV shows and news programs than ever before. For some reason we need to follow the daily political madness in the US – and suffer while we do. We did not spend as much time in front of the TV (or computer) screen […]

Transparent solar panels!

We are designing our greenhouse or porch which we will build partly from old windows. A solar panel roof seems smart but until today neither of us have ever seen transparent solar panels. After searching for images on the internet I found this amazing panel!  We might not be able to use these in our […]

…and learn something about a stranger!

After I had written the post to the graduating class of 2018 I thought of one more piece of advice which was missing in Mary Schmich’ essey. This thought came to me while sitting on a tram in Gothenburg, Sweden, watching my co-passangers. On the tram I once again witnessed a phenomenon I have been […]

To the graduating class of 2018

This time a year when many young people graduate and take a brave step away from childhood to adulthood I think about what kind of “Guide to Life” I in my 50’s would give to the 18 year old Ylva. Since I have not read or heard a better Guide to Life than the one […]

Protected: Var finns finansiärerna för hållbar social utveckling?

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