Mike Koontz, a Norse author and visual artist living a fit and healthy active life.

 
 

 

Arctic Sunrise - Year 4.5 Billion
Life is your art

 

a Norse View creative director, author and photographer, Mike Koontz.
A lover of life´s inherent beauty found in every aspect of nature and every day life. The progressive science and wonders of our world and universe, it´s perfectly flawed people and animals alike and the way it all evolve.
I marvel at the technological advances that seemingly happens at a continually increasing pace. And I find great joy and peace of mind in the daily grind and science of keeping fit, healthy and active, enjoying the cold outdoors at winter as much as killing it hard, all year round in the gym. Eating healthy food and living a sustainable life while enjoying the pleasures and adventures of all the big and small wonders that is our life in the Anthropocene.






I write fictional books and poetry as well as articles about the factual parts of life, including my daily life and interest in health and fitness, equality, sustainability, science, nature and wildlife. And my Nordic creative photography is of course an ever present and essential part of my creative expression in everything I publish.



 

 
 
 
music of the day, because music is a beautiful part of life and it makes you train harder in the gym :).
Hammer of the witches by Cradle of filth


 









 
 




 

The turning of a new year for camelopardalis and Hominoidea.






I am a simple person in my view on life and I do not believe in greed, or a world where capitalism and unrestrained profit is allowed to be the one governing trait which we all aspire to achieve at the cost of everything else on this planet and life.
I do believe in a just and equal world where we are all allowed to live a healthy life with a decent and fulfilling quality to it. I believe in society needing to show empathy and respect for our individual needs and desires, our wants, joys and pleasures.





In many ways, the future I see is a world more akin to the way of life in the Scandinavian countries, Where you can still create wealth and corporate prosperity without being allowed to forget about the rest of society. I believe in a world made equal according to that model, but made far better with an even higher minimum quality of life for every single person. With a deeper human approach with real equality for all of us. A world where quality of life and health is made a global concern for you and me and the entire planet and universal basic income is the logical daily reality for all of us.









We all deserve and need a healthy and fulfilling life in a world of richness that allows every human being to breathe fresh, unpolluted air, drinking untainted water and eating healthy food and enjoying real education, health care and elderly care.
I believe in every human beings right to live a fulfilling, sustainable, clean and happy life. Where wildlife and nature and our climate is not an after thought in the ruins of greedy corporations and blind, shortsighted politicians.












In our modern global life in the Anthropocene, with our advanced technology and daily scientific progress, our knowledge and insights that continually break new grounds, well, there is no room for more excuses that covers up for greed and plain stupidity anymore. Reality is what it is, and there is room for us all, there is enough for all of us to live a decent life, a sustainable, more caring and healthy and less judgmental life.

There is howver no more room for supporting unsustainable energy producers, selfish people and corporations that sacrifices air, soil, water and life quality all over the world, killing and hurting the health of billions of people all for the sake of ever increasing profit. That time had its time and place and now our world, and you and me, we all deserve a much better and wiser society.

I like to say 'life is your art' and as such we are all allowed to falter but what is important is what we strive to make life today and tomorrow.







 









 

It was the year

4.5 Billion



[ "and



with the rising

sun

we turned,

the pages

of a brand new day" ]









 








Our Paean

Out of my, shallow grave
You raise me from the soil,
with your
haunting words that play
on the senses of the
imaginary, With strokes of life
that warms my soul




with your tongue
that is so very skilled and sensuous,
You call me up

To dance beneath
the ever tree
to the right of you
For all
eternity






But once I stand,
you raise your head, from down
your
knees
And while my hand was
not
thought, to be
yours, to hold, beyond the grave forlorn





In the shadows
Of each silent night, we found a lease
To play, like the moon
and roaming
wolf that follow close
to each other
like
two birds, of feathers,
we are now playing tag
Eternal






as one we rush
through mist
on top
what is, perhaps a broken fortress

From within, A hymn, of bursting hearts,
which might, come from down, the beavers
river, curled up dreams like baleful stars
with raging foam of moving oceans
that greet our
last, few steps





like stones and soil, we flow together
From mountains top
That fall, so high, back to the crust
of a thousand sea

Until once more,
the light
Of day, comes to cease
Our lustful games, the sun that passed
the night
Beneath our
sprawling tree






Come good morning
To say, goodbye,
You raise me soon
Enough, to dance
Another night,
and

together
We stayed, remain, we fall so slow,
we run with stars we swim,
climb and bleed,
venture forth
for all eternity

Beneath this seldom tree


 























 
 

 

 

 

 



 



 

"The Lost World of Planet Earth"

Life is your Art




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My books and other places where i roam

this life of ours from around our mutual tiny sphere



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wings of a Raven, part of my shared book Universe
Book 1 in the romantic but naughty and contemporary sci-fi books that make up the 'Wings of a Raven' book series

Mothers little boy - Childhood dreams
Real life events turned into a fairy tale

Photography by Mike Koontz
My photography on G+

Tales from winters Realm
Book 2 in my annual 'Tales from winters realm' photography and poetry line of books

Fit and Healthy by Mike Koontz
Health and Fitness on G+

Contemporary life in the Anthropocene by Mike Koontz
Random thoughts on life, G+
 



Writer and photography

Mike Koontz
To the daisy that is my sun and inspiration

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Last Few Published Books and Articles

  • '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.

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes


    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.

  • Health & Fitness science: Maintain healthy mitochondria through exercise-induced mitophagy.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    Mitochondria
    Health in muscles and heart.
    Life is your own art.



    New research once again showcases how exercise improves muscle health and, exercise capacity and how that positive mechanism with perpetual fitness regimes in the end greatly improves general health and longevity for each individual.
    Allowing continued fitness activity to become one of the finest predictors we have of general mortality and biological health and wellbeing in any given population and individual.
    This particular study was published in the journal Nature Communications and it digs deep down inside our bodies as it takes a long look at how exercise helps the body and mind keep healthy and strong by transforming and maintaining our body on a cellular level.

  • Anthropocene & the human health. Plastic litter in our salt, tap water, honey, fish & food. Land and soil and blood system.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    Plastic Litter
    Tap water, Sea salt & Food.
    Life in the Anthropocene.



    In Europe, 72% of all tap water contains 1.9 fibers of plastic litter per 500ml of water.
    That number increases to 94% of all tap water in the USA which contains 4.8 plastic litter fibers per 500ml of water. And worldwide 83% of all tap water contains plastic litter.
    But the issue of plastic contamination in our water is not just about tap water, nor is it, as we have previously talked about, only a concern with sea food. This is a growing man-made health issue which has been going on for a very long time and by now it is part of every aspect of society and our natural world.
    For instance, scientists found plastics in products in studies on Chinese Sea salt in 2015.

  • Anthropocene: A long form article called Indonesia

    Quality time needed: 8 minutes


    Indonesia
    17,000 islands & almost 260 million people
    Life in the Anthropocene.



    Indonesia is by all accounts one of the world's most populated nations with its soon to be 260 million strong population scattered across an astounding 17 000 islands. Another fascinating aspect of life in Indonesia is that in total its population is made up of over 300 different ethnic and linguistic groups that combined speak over 700 different languages.

  • Books & Publishing: How and where to buy or read 'Wings of a Raven, 2028AD'

    Quality time needed: 2 minutes


    Wings of a Raven, 2028AD.
    Book 1 in my mature, new adult Sci-fi universe.



    Wings of a Raven, 2028AD.
    Price: $2.99
    Print length: 147 Pages
    Publication date: August 2017
    ISBN: 9781537855714
    Read it at your local library or right here at my own 'a Norse View' library.
    Or if you so prefer you can buy it from your fav book store for 2.99US$.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 12, Running and the shock impact of each step.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 12 in our School of Fitness.
    Today's question, running is a super healthy aspect of any fit & healthy lifestyle. But the brunt of running too often also put intense pressure and wear on feet and knees and tibia since our lower body absorbs almost all of the impact while we run.
    So how often do the average runner ( in general ) smash their delicate feet's and shin bone into that immovable ground per minute while they are ramping up the miles.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 11, Let us talk about that mighty beast Deadlift and all the stuff it activates.

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 11 in our School of Fitness.
    Today's question is as follows, which muscles are activated when you are busy killing it in the gym with the majestic "Deadlift" exercise.
    A lot of people rightfully think of Deadlift as the great full-body exercise. But what do you actually engage and stimulate when you go at it with this bad boy.

  • Science study: High Energy Food vs cancer risk and body fat increase in Women aged 50+.

    Quality time needed: 5 minutes


    High Energy Food
    vs Cancer and increased body mass.



    In a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers investigated the relationship between dietary food choices which contain a high-energy density ( DED ) and the cancer risk and body mass increase in women aged 50 years +.

  • Book: 'Wings of a Raven, 2028AD'. The first book from the near future book universe 2028AD created by Mike Koontz. Mature and at times naughty storytelling and explicit events hide behind each page of this sci-fi tale. Less than 40 000 words.




    Suitable for a mature audience. 17+ and up. Adult storytelling and explicit events.
    UHD audio video book reading TBA
    Vacation read ( Three+ Nights Bed time read )
    'Wings of a Raven' By Mike Koontz is the first book in a shared contemporary book universe called 2028AD. Mature and at times even naughty storytelling and explicit events lurk behind each page as we traverse the known familiarities of planet Earth and the uncharted vastness of the universe.
    And if at any point and turn, you feel that you need more from this charming sci-fi universe, reach for the abyss of the dark world wide web and the home of every book and short story that relates to 2028AD right here at anorseview.com.
    The first book in this sci-fi universe, is delivered with a touch of abstract horror, and the pleasure and kink of sensual and sultry naughty love. Mixed with moments of life and death, science, and space exploration, pollution, sex, war, poverty, famine. The man made horror and climate change.
    In the 2028AD universe Earth is a world wrought in chaos. And it is a place where hope and despair tumble and take turn with the trembling steps of colonizing other planets while the oceans on planet Earth keeps rising.
    Photography, and writing by Mike Koontz
    2018, a Norse View Imaging and Publishing

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