2028 AD - Departure Earth



to the daisy that is my sun and inspiration






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September 5:th

2028

Our one last

night

down on

Earth

,


A serene, Monday evening spent together outdoors. And like the dotted i it was a perfect, Indian summer day that kept lingering on as if caught in the basking light of the setting sun. Our departure impatiently towering in the backs of both our minds. One part auspicious and eager to open the doors to this exciting, new and uncharted chapter waiting for us to unfold and explore it all. The other part took the shape of a more ominous and hulking silence, waiting to swallow us whole from within the shadows of the corner of this one, last evening down here on Earth

To breath, and feel

But one breath tomorrow to, in a day as beautiful as this moment. The thought given birth by the setting sun that slowly continued it´s celestial heliosynchronous walk towards it nightly slumber across this sky and refreshingly clear air that spread before us so rich and ripe and full of life.

Perhaps it was the knowledge of that approaching mountain of a moment, that today would be the last day either of us would ever see this sight again. To feel and hear, the sounds and the scent. The air around me clinging and lingering holding on to my senses and skin, the feel of nature and earth, the universe wrapping itself around us both through the cloak that is this very place and planet.

A sensation never to be felt or seen or heard, ever again - at least not like this and not this sky, nor this sun.

Perhaps the reality of our shared moment being the last evening spent down on Earth, in the midst of our walled in, secured and protected Scandinavian soil, made it somehow even more beautiful then it´s usual grandeur of beauty.

As if our very mind was seeking to engrave this moment for all of time. To capture and hold on to the sounds and color, the humidity and touch of light and wind. every fragrance more vivid then ever before.

Temporarily shielded by formations of clouds moving and darting across the sky in their never ending dance of change and transformation, the suns burning rays flickered and strayed between my eyes and the vast space that separates us all from that burning star.
That hangs high up above in the sky.

The most beautiful painting being drawn before our eyes, framed by mountains to the left, their rolling peaks and curvature, shaped like a woman's bosoms and hips, her thighs and tummy.

The blue and purple, bright yellow and softly red sky, a breathing canvas behind natures strokes, and the towering oak trees - hundred of years older then any of us, stretching in majestic, near silence towards thin air, reaching for the already changing clouds and the sizzling warmth of light that tentatively seem so close, yet firmly, and always, remaining just out of reach.

Above.

Just beyond the crown of trees, i can see a circling couple of birds of prey, i point them out to you as they silently, patiently, surf the warm upwards winds in search for the unknowing, earth bound 'meal in progress' that live out their life beneath these feathered hunters domain.

- The walking dead if you so will, soon to be devoured like a feast of bone and meat.

And there, floating by - the sun planes.

Like from a glimps of yesteryear's sci.fi tomorrow. Strangers as they are, stillborn beings born forth a sea of technology, yet also, almost kin to the birds of sky - riding upon the motion of the wind and solar light upon their wings and body of graphene and technology to conquer the skies indefinitely. riding the peaks and invisible valleys of the oxygen that we breath and our cells crave to sustain life as we know it.

Photosynthesis and oxygen, such cutesy words, so full of life and vital, yet deadly.

One of life´s greatest pillars and killers, almost an epitaph of sorts for the word oxymoron all by itself. Yet for all it´s encompassing importance our eyes can not even see this omnipresent and fragile cloak that covers all of our windswept celestial globe.

I breath in.

The shutter half pressed as i casually track the wings of a solar powered plane amongst the clouds and birds - magic in the making i think, as ray of suns catches it´s rear view window providing an utterly dreamy notion of light and bokeh in wich i catch the wings of an eagle as my subject of choice.

I press the shutter.

A moment for ever frozen in stills and motion, created and birthed and finally set free by life to be captured by my eyes, developed and framed, conjured through my mind - to now, forever, be a part of the journey that lay ahead us all.

In the car, we sit in silence, as it drives us home.

Looking out the windows, both following the fading lights of the sun as the sky now rapidly turns from light and day to a night time of stars and dark, illuminated only by the moon and stars.

And who know´s, if the cold approaches, we might even get a final northern light waving goodbye.

A smile as our hands meet.

That sultry glimmer of lust, joy and love in our eyes and expression just before our lips touch, a soft and lingering kiss that neither of us wants to break off. Your fragrance, so delicious and subtle, and the way it encapsulates my senses, it is as if your scent and the way your lips taste where made to perfectly complement each other - just as it had always been from the first day we lay eyes on each other.

Yes, it is true that our bond continually grow in depth and importance,over time and through all the moments of every day.

But even back in the beginning, 17 years ago, when we started out as friends, it always was from the very first moment as if we where made for each other, drawn to each others light like two sides of the same soul, born together a thousand lifetimes before we ever kissed, not yet together, but never truly ment for no one else.

- Well, sometimes we did of course invite a third person to our bed, but that was just a small part of our mutual pleasures and naughty fun in life.

As our car pulls up in front of our house, our front door opens up and the light flickers on inside.

I kiss you and whisper that the tub is warm and ready for us as we enter our house.



later That evening

a Warm bath





We make our goodbyes, the evening light of a burning sky in solitude painting our bedroom and our old chimney that lurks in the center of the room, the rays of light flickering and moving through the panorama windows, it is a beautiful day we both think - sensual even.

A fitting last day to say goodbye to the house and our garden that we have nurtured and refined with love and care, our oasis in this world, that for 14 years has seen us make love inside it´s walls and windows and beneath the starry skies.

And oh my how we have loved and explored all of the canvas of our mutual pleasure and desires. I smile at you when that thought crosses my mind, and i can see similar thoughts mirrored and put on display in your beautifully sculpted face and so vivid and full of life eyes.

If our house could speak of all the sultry yum and pleasures we have enjoyed and freely and lustfully explored and shared, then it would surely make for a blushing and most aroused audience. And now that we are leaving our home behind - i can only hope that the new owners will enjoy as much delight and fun, love and pleasures as we have here, and i hope - that their life will be well and safe for all, for a long, long time.

And if the old saying is true that a house carries with it the love, words. feelings and events of it´s former owners.

That the walls somehow incorporate the life and emotions of the ones living there, the harsh words or a lovers moan, the joy and the sadness of the life previously lived inside it´s sheltered walls, then it´s new inhabitants will undoubtedly find the very best quality of life and sultry, lovable ghosts as they set foot in our old house.

No words are needed tonight, and for hours we hold hands, softly kissing and laying snugly close with a slow fire burning in the fireplace, listening to the calls of birds and our own breathing, the rhythm of your blood beneath my fingers as we watch the light of fire and evening sky dance inside our room and on top our skin.

Our final hours on earth, recorded in full, for our future joy and benefit, a memory in visuals and sounds, touch and fragrance, to both reside inside of us, as well as forever to carry with us, as memories and stored emotions, as we travel through space and uncharted frontiers to a home we might never reach, and if we one day do reach that far away place.

Then. Well.

What lay ahead in the vastness of space and that one unknown planet, that i do not know. Just as no one knows exactly what tomorrow will unfold down here on Earth.

But i do know, that even if it all ends in a ball of fire or a malfunctioning computer trapping us in eternal sleep, nothing could ever change that the 14 years we have had so far in life as a couple.

They have been the best years anyone has ever lived and each day with you will forever have been beyond all of my dreams that i ever dared to dream.

We all knew by now that life as we have known it, here on Earth is brutally coming to an end and what transpires is a string of events that will only get progressively worse over time. A tidal wave of man made events and nature´s fight to adapt and survive our abuse that will continually get worse for hundreds of years, perhaps the progression of said events will continue to affect this planet for tens of thousands of years. And by now, no matter if humanity was still around or not, even without our wars and selfish short comings, things would escalate a lot further. .

Even here, inside the now shielded and still relatively unscathed kingdoms of Scandinavia, nothing could change that the fall of civilization as we once knew it had suddenly and already come.

And now

Well, now, it was time to go.

To cut the past from it´s feathered chains and weights that risked drowning us all and to move forward. For the two of us the choice was simple, when faced with the choice of living out the rest of our life here.

To love and fully enjoy each day together while having to watch the entire world crumble and burn around us, to each day wait for the inevitable end, 1 year, 5 years, or 20 years from now, not just for us, but for humanity as a whole on Earth. To do that, while indecisive decisions makers refuse to change what needs to be done to change the course of humanity and our planet, or to boldly go, hand in hand, on a journey without return but to be enjoyed for every passing moment.

To cast off on our life´s adventure - lived and experienced together with you, the love of my life.

To share and enjoy a journey with endless possibilities all waiting for us to unwrap and take delight in them. To venture to a far away planet that carries with it a real hope for humanity - to reboot and rebuild something sustainable and real.

Decades to explore and cherish, to see and enjoy each day passing by and giving birth to a new day instead of witnessing yet another day fade and die.

While it could all end prematurely for all of us.

This was a journey born in the necessity for the survival of the human race, grounded in the simple and unyielding reality of Earth having, through our neglect, reached a place that was now referred to as our dying days.

But, it was also about us, about how this was for the two of us, a journey born in the personal hopes and need in our heart and soul for a mutually fulfilling continuation with each other - a journey born in our love for life and each other.

Our very real need to enjoy each remaining day instead of watching it crumble and die a little bit more. To allow you a fulfilling life of joy, to know that you genuinely smile from deep within at yet another day.

Well, life is always made clear and easy when you cut away the pretending,

And so was this choice.

As i kiss you good night, with the last remnants of our fireplace burning out, i tell our home system good night and good bye, and as i close my eyes, our house regulates the temperature for a more pleasant night of sleep, blinding the windows opaqueness and turning off our smartphones and computers,

Lastly it ends the recording that all of our devices has kept up all day long, from our Ray ban G+ editions to our cameras, phones and even the car which have all been capturing our last night and day in this room and bed, our house and nature itself. Everything but our body mind sensors and security systems join us beneath the covers, tucking in for a nightly visit with the sand man on his merry go round.

As i fall to sleep with you in my arms, our recordings from the day, from our hike to our love making, our kisses and health records, uploads in the background to our cloud and private storage servers, creating multiple copies of our last memories from this place and day.

Another day of data, trickling further down from there to the corporate storages, to be analyzed and observed by our team scientists.

For us to take with us through life, and for the historical records all the 16 000 agents of IEF, Interstellar Earth Federation, will be leaving behind as we depart tomorrow night.




kissing You

good night

my Love





Good night my love, dont let the bed bugs bite i whisper as i close my eyes for the last time down on Earth, September 5:th, 2028 AD.


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Sci.fi saga 2028 AD

grounded in real life science and current developments this near future sci fi saga gives us a view of a very possible, not far away, reality for life on Earth and then it launches us beyond the uncharted frontier.
Created by
Michael A Koontz & Daisy





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the Blanket of night and dream is where tomorrows amber day field is born






Coming once it´s done, the continuation of "2028 AD - Departure Earth"

Last Few Published Books and Articles

  • May 22 mark the crucial 'day of biological diversity'. But it is also so much more than that, #Connect2Earth.

    Quality time needed: 9 minutes


    At the crossroads of the Anthropocene.
    May 22 is 'The International Day of Biological Diversity'.
    A day which, is by now, our essential every day reality.



    May 22 is both a perfectly ordinary Tuesday in your life and the global 'International Day for Biological Diversity'.
    But that is not all this week is all about. We also have the endangered wildlife day, which happened on May 18, and birthday number 70 for IUCN. And, as such this entire week represents an opportunity for each of us to make it a healthy fit day for the entire planet and our individual self.


    Also, if you are present in the incredibly lush and beautiful high coast area of Scandinavia, Sweden next Tuesday you are more than welcome to join me and my coworker from Scandinavian.Fitness for a sweaty fit workout at the gym, lifting weights and grunting at Friskis, Örnsköldsvik at 0730. Once we are done at the gym, we will head outside for a walk at 0830 and hopefully enjoy beautiful weather together with the pristine nature of Scandinavia.

  • Fitness School, Question 33, Let us talk about that mighty beast called the Quadriceps.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 33 in our School of Fitness.
    Legs and ass and back. That is the holy trinity ( together with the fourth pillar, our abs ) of building a strong and capable and athletic body.
    But what about the makeup of our upper legs?
    We have the backside of our legs, which we call the hamstrings, and on the front, there´s the thing most people simply call the quads.
    But let us dig deeper down into those mighty looking quadriceps and the rest of the anterior side of our legs.
    Here is my question:
    Can you specify which muscles make up the bulk of what we call our quadriceps and anterior leg muscles?.

  • We are standing at the crossroads of the Anthropocene. Earth hour and the essential stuff that lies beyond.

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    At the crossroads of the Anthropocene.
    Earth Hour.
    Is by now, our essential every day reality.



    On one hand, we are now living in the day and age of butterflies and endangered white rhinos hopefully being multiplied and preserved through soon to be commercial cloning facilities. finally making sure we will never have to lose another species to extinction.
    Putting an end to the way we lost the last surviving male Great Northern Rhino just the other day.


    And that lingering, hopeful road is walking hand in hand with this growing worldwide awareness that eating healthy, and being healthy is not just good for that one person, but transformative and good for everybody else too.
    Be it from a financial perspective or healthwise speaking.

  • Fitness School, Question 32, Can fitness reduce dementia risk with as much as 90% for a 50 year old female?

    Quality time needed: 5 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 32 in our School of Fitness.
    We all know that physical activity and healthy food is just that, life and body improving yum for muscles and mind alike.
    Some might claim they hate it, and others truly love keeping fit and healthy, enriching their daily life in endless supply.
    And you know it greatly reduces the risk of getting a long range of cancer forms, it helps arthritis patients, lower back pain, keeps you lean and hearty healthy.
    It fights off bad sleep and osteoporosis. Slow the roll of biological aging and on and on, and all this is proven over and over by science.
    And so, my simple question this time around is as follows:
    Do you also know if healthy fit women in their 50s have been shown to greatly reduce the risk of getting dementia compared to less fit women?.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 31, What´s up with that biceps, give us the lowdown.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 31 in our School of Fitness.
    When we are talking and thinking about muscles and keeping fit, Biceps is not just one of the more iconic names in the world of fitness and the human anatomy, it is also a very visible muscle that truly pops on people that keep healthy fit. But where on your body can you actually locate your biceps muscle and more importantly is the name biceps only referring to one muscle or do we have more than one biceps on our body?
    And so, my question for you is as follows:
    Can you tell us if the human anatomy have one or more muscles with the name biceps, and where are they/it located?.

  • A life of health & fitness. Life is a wondrous journey and this is a rough view of this years fitness journey ( the way I do it ).

    Quality time needed: 14 minutes


    Complete the circle of health & fitness.
    Every single day.
    Fitness, Food & Health is nothing but the science of a healthy, fun life :).



    The following is a rudimentary overview of my health & fitness life from Jan 1, 2018, to Jan 1, 2019. Some fitness folks think the world of planning ahead, and some absolutely do need a firm plan for the months and even year ahead.
    Short term goals firmly lined up and long-term goal posts holding their own further out make a world of difference for some. And your own goals can be about certain PB´s, they can involve reaching a certain body fat % or strength goal. Other common goals have to do with cardiovascular performance and might be focused on improving your lactate levels, running speed, zone levels or maximum heart rate. And for competitive pro athletes, those goals usually involve specific competitions and championships.

    So yes, setting up a rough schedule in advance of your fitness year can make a lot of sense.
    Just as how a lot of people count daily steps and calories.

  • Fitness School. Question 30, Let us talk about biological aging and our T cells and that beautiful little Thymus.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 30 in our School of Fitness.
    You all know that I have been a vocal proponent of how we do not simply grow old like some archaic fairy tale myth where people are doomed to live fat and unhealthy and frail once they leave their 20´s behind them.
    No instead, my science-backed message has for years been that we simply create and manage our own aging process according to our own choices in food, life, and fitness.
    Be it lean muscle mass, body fat, bone health, even our brain and plenty of natural hormones. Our daily choices carry such incredible weight when it comes down to all these aspects of our own wellbeing and health, much more so than the number of years we have lived or the genes we inherit. And Science proves me right on all these things, over and over, and over again.

    But, how about our immune system? In sedentary people, our thymus slowly becomes less capable as we mature beyond our 20´s. That is a simple fact.
    And so, my question for you:
    Will regular fitness stomp aging in the face or is the thymus and the stuff it does for us destined to go wry as we age no matter our fitness and food choices?.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 29, How prevalent is plastic litter amongst deep sea fish.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 29 in our School of Fitness.
    We have previously talked about getting enough natural amounts of omega 3 in our food. So let us cast our net a bit wider and deeper as we go hunting for natural Omega 3 sources in the deep sea.
    Yes, we are what we eat kiddos.
    And so, the time has come to talk about one of the better Omega 3 sources out there, which is fish ( like cows, fish love munching away on plant-based food such as Algae and so they end up with a ton of Omega 3, and so can you. ), and outside of Omega 3 fish also used to be a sustainable source of proteins and omega 3 amongst other things.
    The key word is used to be. But like us, and the cows, fish are what they eat.
    And today, outside of depleted fish stocks, fish swim in bodies of waters, polluted, and depleted of oxygen and ruined by us, the human species. And as health & fitness loving professionals and human beings, we always have to consider the world we live in, because we are all what we eat and the way we live becomes the state of our body & mind, life, and health. And if the fish you eat is full of toxins, plastic, and other unhealthy things, that is what you too will consume and thus, become.
    So, here is my question:
    How prevalent is plastic pollution in deep sea fish right now?.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 28, Let us get healthy and dirty with Omega 3 and milk.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 28 in our School of Fitness.
    As far as health & fitness goes, eating healthy food on a daily basis is the ever-present and perfectly fitted glove that wraps the fit hand that is regular and challenging workouts in the gym.
    And one of those nutritious, and essential for our health, nutrient staples are Omega 3´s. We get it in all sorts of seafood. And we can get it from omega 3 fortified foods such as eggs.
    Another wonderful omega 3 source are plant-based foods such as chia seeds. But, meat and dairy products from grass-fed cattle can also contain natural amounts of omega 3.
    So, here is my question:
    How much Omega 3 do you actually get from one L ( 1L ) of milk produced from grass fed cattle?.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 27, How big do you need your daily calorie deficit to be, in order to roughly drop 250g of bodyfat per week.

    Quality time needed: 7 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 27 in our School of Fitness.
    From a healthy fit perspective, both short & long term, what we need to sculpt is a life of daily physical activity in the right amount and the right intensity coupled with healthy food choices and the proper amount of nutrients.
    And those healthy choices include making sure that we get enough of those healthy nutrients in order to perform, in the gym and daily life, and we need enough of them in order for our body and mind to stay healthy, happy, capable and fit.
    Eat too little protein and you will start losing lean muscle mass, and your health will start to decline too since proteins are not just the major building blocks of our muscles, they are in fact the mud and water, wood and concrete that builds our entire body, be it your internal organs, your skin, hair, muscles, cells, or our brain.
    And the total amount of daily calories we consume is, of course, pretty much the same thing, eat too little in total, and you will start noticing how your health and fitness level slowly deteriorate. And if you do the opposite and stuff your tummy full with too many daily calories you will start gaining pure body fat in excessive amounts and it will continue to build unless you change your daily choices.
    So, here is my question:
    How big do you need to make your daily calorie deficit in order to lose 250g of body fat per week ( roughly ) while eating enough protein to preserve your lean muscle mass?.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 26, Black coffee, is it a natural diuretic that causes dehydration or a health improving rehydrating drink?

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 26 in our School of Fitness.
    Black coffee, the mere words are capable of sending hundreds of millions of people into a state of Nirvana filled with transcending bliss and harmony :).
    But black coffee is also a cup of rejuvenating health for our entire system. It calms the mind with its slowly rising aroma, helps us keep cancer and diabetes at bay, harnesses our creative focus like an arrow in flight, and in enough quantities, it can even boost peoples gym going efforts.
    But is there all there is to it?. Well, here is my question:
    Is the old saying true that your daily coffee drives so much fluid out of your body that you need to supplement your coffee intake with equal measures water too in order to stay hydrated?.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 25, Tell us the major muscles in your back.

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 25 in our School of Fitness.
    Outside of our legs and ass, there is no other muscle group that comes close to sheer size, strength, health impact and lean muscle mass potential than our back. So as exhausting as a proper back workout is, this is one big and essential muscle group you should never skimp out on, no matter if your own goals are all in on health and wellness, sports or just sheer looks, or all of the above.
    Here is my question:
    Tell me the major muscles that makes up our back. Straight and simple folks.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 24, Can Maintained Fitness prevent the negative health impact of chemotherapy?.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 24 in our School of Fitness.
    Chemotherapy is one of those crucial things that no one ever hoped to one day experience. But when the going gets real tough in life, its a life saver.
    However, undergoing Chemotherapy is no walk in the park and while it can save your life and defeat cancer, it will also take its toll on your body. So much so that a recent study from Australia revealed that just 13 weeks of chemotherapy caused the heart to age by an equivalent of six years.
    Here is my question:
    Can maintained fitness exercise during chemotherapy prevent the now established cardiovascular aging associated with chemotherapy?.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 23, How much will my daily fitness activity reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease?.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 23 in our School of Fitness.
    How are you enjoying 2018 so far?. I am having a blast, in the gym and outside it, workouts are wondrously good and that is because I stay at it, week in and week out. Stay persistent with food and fitness people and reap the benefits in body & mind. Keeping to a daily fitness schedule is just a choice, after all, and a very healthy choice at that.

    And, for the next fitness school question, let us dig deep down on that word "persistent" and uncover just how much weekly fitness will scientifically aid your health on low, moderate and intense fitness levels.
    And as such, here is my question for you:
    Can as little as 30 minutes of daily low-level physical fitness activity reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by as much as 24% compared to not doing that daily activity?.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 22, is there any difference at all in recovery capacity after a hard leg workout in the gym depending on your biological age?.

    Quality time needed: 9 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 22 in our School of Fitness.
    2017 came and went in a glorious display of Northern lights. But now that we are all one year older. Let us take a look at that age-old saying that we recover worse and slower after a hard workout in the gym as we grow beyond our 30´s.
    Is there any truth to this at all? Or is this just one more thing that people got wrong in the name of lacking insight, age-related fears, and youth-obsessed peer pressure?.
    To put it simply.
    Will the 22-year-old you recover better after a kick-ass weight lifting workout in the gym doing intense deadlifts than the 50 year old you will be able to do, or can you safely go at it just as hard knowing that you will recover and improve just as good?.

  • Fitness & Health: Going plant-based with your food choices is one of the better food choices you can do.

    Quality time needed: 2 minutes


    Complete the circle.
    Every single day.
    Fitness, Food & Health, its just science baby, smiles, sweat and science :).



    Eating healthy is an essential part of every human beings healthy fit lifestyle.
    And like keeping active and healthy at the gym and in daily life it's a daily choice.
    Going plant-based with your food choices is one of the better food choices you can do. As long as you keep on top of your protein, your fat ( Omega 3 mainly ), iron, B12, Iodine and creatine going plant-based is very easy to do and super beneficial for health & fitness ( and the planet ).

  • The first day of 2018. A tiny micro-short story and the best fitness & health advice you will ever get in life. Let us kickstart 2018 and lay nothing but healthy fit days on the road ahead.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    The arrival of 2018
    And the best health & fitness advice you will ever get.
    Life in the Anthropocene, its just science baby, smiles, sweat and science :).



    Enjoy a healthy fit, and happy 2018 people, but before I start our shiny new year by giving you the single best health & fitness advice you´ll ever get in life, a tiny little micro-short story to welcome you to the rest of your life.
    "the dragon that climbed the world of ice"
    'I watched it climb
    the world of ice that towered us both
    its mighty tail stung the icy cavern beneath us, like a spear it was thrust into the chest of the icy mountain, sending splatter of man-sized ice blocks and snow that bled into the bottomless pit, while it drove its left and right limbs into the frosty mountain above us

    and slowly
    over the endless void of time

    the dragon climbed its way upward
    through a world of ice that tried to hold us captive

    we climbed
    endless step by endless step towards the moon and the stars to hunt them one by one'.

  • Life in the Anthropocene & saving the endangered Rhino. Kenyan ultra marathon providing the adventure of a lifetime and a world improving good cause.

    Quality time needed: 5 minutes


    Health & Fitness
    And the ultra marathon to save the Rhino.
    Life in the Anthropocene is all about our global and individual responsibility.



    And in some ways, I can not think about a much better and more current way to emphasize our individual and globally shared responsibility than the Kenyan Ultra Marathon taking place in 2018.
    It's like all the other sports competitions ever done about the individual responsibility to shape and form your ongoing life and fitness journey so that you can endure and conquer that particular challenge.
    But it is equally much a team effort, to better our planet and to save the Rhino.
    As such it serves as a proxy for our own health, and our modern day pollution, the local and global poverty, the gender and class-based inequality, the competition itself, and the endangered wildlife and all the species rapidly going extinct across the entire world.
    We are all responsible. Individually and globally.
    And in that spirit, this ultramarathon is not just about bringing together runners from all around the world, it is also a marathon to save the endangered Rhino from going extinct, and to better the entire world.

  • Naughty xmas poetry "There are secrets hiding, in the xmas tree" and a merry winter solstice to you guys.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    Winter solstice poetry
    a quality xmas
    and happy new year.



    Enjoy the rest of December people and make sure to allow yourselves and others the only gift truly worth something this xmas. And that is to breathe and exhale, relax and enjoy each and every moment.
    Do not suffocate each other or stress yourself out as you try in vain to achieve the perfect holiday, there is no such thing when it comes to the way we celebrate new years eve, winter solstice, xmas or whatever you call it.
    Chasing perfection and meaningless details are what kills that perfect day even before it starts. So just enjoy your day, yourself and each other the way you are.
    Have a good one and now, here is my perfect xmas in the shape of a naughty winter solstice poem ( and moment ) I am calling "There are secrets hiding, in the xmas tree", enjoy the read and the days ahead :).

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 18, will obesity increase my risk of developing Alzheimer?.

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes


    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 18 in our School of Fitness.
    Obesity is no friend of any individuals longterm health. We all know that.
    But is cheering each other into obesity and being overweight also scientifically speaking, causing an increase in the risk of developing Alzheimer?.

  • Anthropocene: We have real global progress but also life diminishing quality for hundreds of million of people. Official UNICEF study.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    Global progress.
    And diminishing lives.
    Life in the Anthropocene.



    In a world of global progress in a lot of important aspects, we can never close our eyes to the simple fact that hundreds of millions of people around this beautiful world are witnessing how their lives are becoming increasingly worse.
    quote:
    “In a time of rapid technological change leading to huge gains in living standards, it is perverse that hundreds of millions are seeing living standards actually decline, creating a sense of injustice among them and failure among those entrusted with their care,” “No wonder they feel their voices are unheard and their futures uncertain.”
    - Laurence Chandy, UNICEF Director of Data, Research, and Policy.

  • Black Friday 20% off: fine art for the living room walls by yours truly.

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    The art of living.
    Fine art for the living room walls by yours truly.
    Black Friday discount.



    You pick the size, the framing and whether you prefer the white margin or zero margins on your print and there you go, parcel on the way.
    Printing & shipping is handled by the Swedish fine art gallery Printler and they ship to all of Europe.
    And for Black Friday you´ll even get a 20% discount, valid until Monday 27 Nov.

  • 'At the bridge to Asgard, sprouts and roots grow the ever tree'. Here we live in the age of the Anthropocene.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    sprouts and roots
    A healthy you, is a healthy world.
    Life in the Anthropocene.



    'At the bridge to Asgard, sprouts and roots grow the ever tree' through the gates of life and death, and the turning of the Midgard snake.
    We walk beneath a starry sky, weaved by light and dark and obscured shades our eyes can not see.

    We melt and turn the tides of time, as we spill the soil between our fingers.
    It drips back down to where it came from, all while the ants and worms grow unseen layers of brand new soil.

  • Fitness & Health: 'Health at a Glance' is a European health report covering obesity around Europe in 2017.

    Quality time needed: 7 minutes


    Health at a Glance
    A European health report 2017
    Fitness & Health.



    Health at a Glance is a European health report for 2017. And in it the United Kingdom is revealed to be Western Europes most obese nation.
    So, perhaps, fish and chips and beer just isnt the best of national food obsessions.
    Another important highlight that bounces right back at you is how obesity in the UK has increased by 92% since the 1990s ( it´s been increasing in every nation btw, but good ol England is leading the pack ).

    And since we also know by now that obesity & overweight is not just about a individual increase in body fat %, which would have been perfectly fine and all down to personal preferences in body composition and aesthetics, but instead is directly tied to a huge increase in several health issues, such as diabetes & cancer and severely decreased quality of life and longevity.

  • Anthropocene & the annual 'good country index' is back for its worldwide summary with the year 2017. And Scandinavia once again dominates.

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    Anthropocene
    the good country index 2017
    Life beyond 2028.



    Sweden once again dominates the good country index, sort of making it an annual business as usual reveal in other words.
    Sweden is followed closely by another Scandinavian country, namely Denmark, which, is no real surprise, the Nordic nations can be found at the top of the world, year after year, after year in a long range of beneficial, quality of life metrics and studies.

  • 9 million annual deaths due to worldwide pollution in air, soil, water. Life in the Anthropocene.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    9 million
    annual deaths due to worldwide pollution
    The art of living.



    Every year the number of people that die prematurely due to worldwide pollution keep on increasing. And right now that pollution in water, soil, air, chemical or work-related pollution is already taking the life of 9 million people around the world.

    Let us think about that for one more second, every single year 9 million people end up dying prematurely due to the modern day pollution we all contribute to.

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