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

  • Moments from the wilderness, quality of life, offline vacation and book releases by Mike Koontz.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes





    Moments from the wilderness
    Summer equals offline vacation



    Just a quick hello from my pristine offline vacation.
    I am still enjoying a wonderful and productive offline vacation, but life is this endless waterfall of unbridled inspiration in any given day's endless little things.
    It comes fully packed ( inspiration ) within the beings that inhabit those days, the separate and connected individual moments and all the everyday stuff.

    So I had to pop in for a quick long read post because life inspired me to try and capture the gorgeous real life art which is on full display right in our very own wildlife place, our garden of trees :).

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 4, can you increase protein synthesis with 20% post workout?

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 4 in our School of Fitness.
    Is it beneficial in a measurable way for lean muscle mass recovery and protein synthesis to consume 40g of protein post workout instead of 20g?.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Agonist? Antagonist, Atrophy, Hyperplasia et cetera.

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    This is a short and quick educational Q&A category regarding the science of health and fitness. Each article in the "fitness school" category will provide you with a short question and three possible answers.
    Make your choice and click to reveal the correct answer to see if you are as well informed about the science of fitness and health as you believe you are.

  • Anthropocene: Volvo heralds the global end of the combustion engine-powered car.

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes





    the end of the combustion engine-powered car.
    Anthropocene is the science & footprint of you and me on Planet Earth



    This marks the end of the combustion engine-powered car.
    Volvo going all in on Electric engines in their car offerings.
    Starting 2019, every Volvo will make use of an electric motor.
    To top it off, Volvo will also make use of a completely climate neutral manufacturing operation by 2025.

    And while this is just one good ol car manufacturer crossing over to the better side of car manufacturing, Volvo will of course not be alone in this transition.
    Just as we see energy producers working their ass off to transition to a cleaner world without fossil fuel in their portfolios, car manufacturers are now all in on making safer ( autonomous cars ) and cleaner ( fully electric cars ) vehicles.

  • Anthropocene: a single strand of atoms, a prescient story about plastic litter, our warming oceans and individual health.

    Quality time needed: 10 minutes





    Plastic litter, a prescient story.
    Anthropocene is the science & art of life on Planet Earth



    At some point in life, you might discover yourself having walked far enough outside the map that plots the discourse of the common life that society expects all to follow beyond their birth, and at this point of discovery, this is where you might realize that you can cut out all the distractions of the buzzy bees, and the perceived connotations of what people stubbornly claims to be "just how it is", all while they seemingly refuse to see how things actually are.

    And once you do, the void of white noise and people without words of meaning to express, all the colors and moving shapes from all the non-essential patches that weaves together to raise a banner of hollowness will start to dissipate.

  • Planet Earth: open letter for our planet, health & mutual future to Merkel and our G20 leaders before their meeting with Trump.

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes





    Dear Chancellor Merkel.
    contemporary life is the science & art of Planet Earth



    Dear Chancellor Merkel, I am writing you in your role as one of the more public representatives of Europe ( and the prosperity of the entire world ).
    Billions of people reject Trump’s attempts to divide the world on climate change and our mutual health and wellbeing. His disregard for science and public progress, education, and health.
    And as such, we call on you to lead the G20 meeting towards a healthier and more sustainable future, with or without the involvement of the USA or any other country and leader that is willfully turning its back on the future of humanity, our planet, science, health, and equality.

  • Equality is a healthier life: Hell on earth can be found inside the hollow neglect that is life on GB road in Delhi, India.

    Quality time needed: 9 minutes





    The weight of the world is just a fleeting moment
    contemporary life is the science & art of Planet Earth



    India is a wonderful nation of immense potential and filled with fascinating heritage and culture, but it can also be quite a sad and horrible place for women and children.
    We have the ever present and immense pollution and poverty. The inequality that seems almost steeped in the seams of its old and rich history.
    And almost always guided and directed towards the poor, and more than anything females.
    You also have something even worse, related but different. And this sordid face of the underbelly of the rapidly changing but still traditional Indian society is best represented by a road that could be described as the road to hell on Earth.

  • Healthier Living: EU is going healthy & sustainable with the important school lunch across the entire European region.

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes





    healthy & sustainable school lunch across the entire European region
    contemporary life is our own science & art



    In a small but important step towards a better world and healthier people EU is launching a positive step forward to promote and subsidize sustainable and locally produced food that is healthy. Such as fruits and greens in schools across all of Europe
    The new Europe-wide initiative will help fund up to three-quarters of the cost of serving fruit and greens, locally produced and sustainable food to school students.

    Organic food will receive up to 75% help, while traditionally grown fruit and greens will receive up to 65%.

  • Planet Earth: As if straight out of the cutesy book 'wind in the willows', the good ol and extremely photogenic water voles ( Arvicola amphibius ) returns from the brink of UK extinction.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    water voles ( Arvicola amphibius ) returns from the brink of UK extinction.
    contemporary life & science is our own art



    As if straight out of the cutesy book 'wind in the willows', the good ol and extremely photogenic water voles ( Arvicola amphibius ) returns from the brink of UK extinction, with a little help from the human hands that orchestrated its near extinction in the first place.
    As such, Kielder Forest in Northumberland, England will now get to see 700 Scottish highlander water voles invade and conquer its lush and serene country setting in the summer of 2017.
    Not by accident, nor is it born in a devious water vole plot to reclaim the mainland of the United Kingdom.
    Instead, this is one of the many wonderful rewilding wildlife and sustainable projects going on in Europe right now.

  • Endangered wildlife: Malawi national park and the return of the Cheetahs.

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes


    fewer than 7000 adult cheetahs are estimated to survive in the wild.
    contemporary life & science is our own art



    Cheetahs have already disappeared from more than 90 percent of their natural habitat in Africa ( not to mention in other areas such as the middle east ), and the wild population continues to decline in an unsustainable way.
    Today fewer than 7000 adult cheetahs are estimated to survive in the wild.
    Making the cheetah one of the world's most endangered land living apex predators.

    But not all hope is lost and there is not just a global consensus that the situation as it is is impossible for the cheetah but plenty of hard work is also being done to rectify the near extinction that awaits the cheetah.

  • Homo Sapiens, the mutant child and our planetary surfboard on which we surf the Universe. Updated June 2017.

    Quality time needed: 11 minutes


    We surf across a sea of gravitational waves.
    contemporary life & science is our own art



    Planet Earth. Our bluish marble of brown and green.
    Apex species. Planet Earth is inhabited by a rapidly evolving and diverse humanoid species which as this planet's current primary apex predator is actually made up by a wide range of multiple hominid species mutually forming it's diverse genetic origin and lineage.
    Mutant name. Contemporary humans.
    Planetary trajectory, unknown.
    The entire planet, solar system and milky way galaxy dart and weave, jump and spin all over the place inside the known universe. It might feel as if it is this solid zen-like teacup of calmness, but in reality, it is constantly changing shape and form, mass, speed, and trajectory.
    The speed of planetary travel can be measured as millions of kilometer per hour. ( Not millions actually, just 828,000 kilometers per hour to be exact )

  • Why death metal speaks to my soul with the richness of the subtle and earthly beauty of the Scandinavian landscapes.

    Quality time needed: 7 minutes


    death metal speaks to my soul with the earthly beauty of the Scandinavian landscapes.
    contemporary life is your own art



    Life is this endless canvas of soft and hard, varied in the raw and softly spoken whispers, and inside of that endless change and variation it gladly have room for differing taste in music, and my kind of metal is absolutely not for everyone :).
    As such I have never been surprised that most of the same people that find something pleasingly calm or beautiful in my writing and photography usually consider it an absurd contradiction that I so happily mix it up with grinding death metal of various shades.
    But for me it speaks with the same voice.

  • The wildlife gardener and the way that life slowly carves the mountain into a sculpture. Water pollution and the influence of beavers and farmers.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes


    This is the way that life slowly carves the mountain into a sculpture
    contemporary life is your own art



    It slowly happens over time, you know, by the hands of natural evolution and life itself, it happens through every second of every day that ticks us by. From the way the earth turns, and the soil grows, the way that water and wind erode things over the course of eternity.
    It happens through the tunnels that ants and termites build and the way that sand polish stone.
    The way we walk and swim, build and leave behind things, the water that carves its own changing path through the rocky cold mountains that run through our entire planet. It is seen in the roots of the trees that refuse to die after 10 000 years and slowly crack the ground open.

  • Fine Art & living room products by Mike Koontz. All featured products are available for purchase.

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes


    Your living room
    contemporary art & style



    Every person carries with them their own style and touch, in person, clothes, fitness, thoughts, sex, books, movies, passion, music and life.
    The way you are and see the world carries through in everything.
    It shows in the gym, and the board room, the way you handle your lover, and in the style and feel of your living room.
    The person that you are is not just reflected in those things, but your surroundings in life and nature and home speak back to your inner self and carries with it real significance for how much you, in turn, will enjoy both life and the castle you call your own home.




    This is my contribution to your life.
    Fine art for the living room walls.
    Duvet covers for the continental bed and snugly warm blankets for both autumn nights and the cold winter.

  • Short story: 'The Gateway Earth Chaebol, 2028AD'. a short stand alone sci-fi story from the near future book universe 2028AD created by Mike Koontz.

    Quality time needed: 14 minutes


    The Gateway Earth Chaebol
    A 2028AD stand alone sci-fi short story.



    'The Musk colony' as it was informally called could right now be thought of as a real but still very challenged success simply because the fleet had actually managed to reach their destination and somewhat to his own surprise, the entire fleet was still operational, bruised but functional.
    And considering how space travel and logistics had been prone to so many errors in the decades leading up to their unparalleled launch, the fact that they were all here, it was nothing but amazing. Taken for granted by the crew, by now at least, but still nothing but amazing.

    And while it was true, that they still had not actually put any human feet on the ground. Or even landed a single ship or UAV.
    We had reached our destination.

  • Warfare by Megaponera analis. A day in the life of termites and ants and what it can tell us about the importance of Earth day, science and fact based education.

    Quality time needed: 9 minutes


    Warfare by Megaponera analis.
    The Science of healthy living.



    They came marching in at dawn, shoulder to shoulder they formed long winding columns of wordless but well-armed soldiers in gleaming dark armor that stretched as long as the eye could see. 500 men passed us by with the rising sun painting the light of this new day behind their backs. But this would not be a day of peaceful tranquility under the light of the rising sun, instead, the sun rose up from beneath the horizon as the herald of war and death in what we all knew would turn out be just another day in their relentless campaign.

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