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Calling all multi-lingual Swedish and Norwegians; My day off.

Sunday, January 18, 2004 by  
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UPDATE: I’ve been away from my computer all morning, and now that I’ve checked my email I have found a number of excellent translations of the VG article and of the Aftonbladet article. Thank you very much to everyone who took the time to translate the articles for me, I really appreciate your efforts!

I very much appreciate all the wonderful emails I have been receiving from all over the globe! The response to the newspaper articles that appeared in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang has been nothing short of overwhelming! I spent all day yesterday answering emails, and I still have hundreds more to go…

It’s ironic that so many of you who don’t speak English as a first language have apologized to me in your emails for your “poor English”, when in fact you all speak English amazingly well! I’ve been able to understand each and every email with absolutely no difficulty. In fact, many of you speak better English than some of my fellow Americans! 🙂 Actually, I am a little embarrassed because I know so little Swedish and Norwegian that I can’t even read the articles that were written about me. I used an online translator and was able to follow the general meaning of what was being said, but I’m afraid that quite a lot of it was lost on me. If there are any multi-lingual Norwegians reading this right now who would like to take the time translate the text of the articles in Verdens Gang for me, I’d sure appreciate it! Here are the links to the two articles:


I don’t think the article in the Swedish paper Aftonbladet was published online, so I really have no idea what was said in that one. If there are any multi-lingual Swedes who have the article and would like to translate it to English for me, I’d love to read it!

I’m taking today off and spending it with my wife, who has been very understanding and patient this week while I’ve been holed up in here answering emails and working on this web page. This is been one of the most amazing weeks of my life, and one hell of a wild ride. Thanks to everyone for all your support and encouragement. Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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