Looked at the clock just when the outing was to be enjoyed and noticed that it said quarter to two – which changed the plan.

Because it was Saturday and on Saturdays at two the clock nearby starts to knell, as it has since immemorial times. A signal that the time has come to go home for the acquisition worker in the small town built on islands.

Every Saturday at two, spring, summer, fall and winter, year after year, it knells like a weekly base. A fine, almost devotional moment, that only occurs once a week. A firm place in time to relate to, yes, even hold on to when existence seem unsure.

At Saturday at two,
the clock strikes you,
as the small clock blue,
shines on even more true.

Yes, when time seems to fly by so,
time stops and though your thinking sore,
there is hope evermore.

The changed plan, brought peace and hope galore.

In times of change the learned find them self beautifully equipped for a world that do not longer exit - while the learners inherit the earth.

Changes, we all pass through in life, either we like it or not, and sometimes changes come to us all collectively - like today. If we all could learn to know that we are here to grow - we continually enhance, regardless of age, gender or colour.

Someone said; "Without vision, people perish." Which means that we have to have a dream - a direction forward, always.

You know, like the Kings do, they pass on the crown immedtially after their death to the next generation, so that continuum never ends - and are we not all Kings and Queens, in regard to an eternal perspective.

Like Chuck Mangione wrote;
"Without dreams of hope and pride, a man will die
Though his flesh still moves, his heart sleeps in the grave
Without land, man never dreams cause he's not free
All men need a place to live with dignity.
Take the crumbs from starving soldiers, they won't die
Lord said not by bread alone does man survive
Take the food from hungry children, they won't cry
Food alone won't ease the hunger in their eyes.
Every child belongs to mankind's family
Children are the fruit of all humanity
Let them feel the love of all the human race
Touch them with the warmth, the strength of that embrace.
Give me love and understanding, I will thrive
As my children grow, my dreams come alive
Those who hear the cries of children, God will bless
I will always hear the Children of Sánchez."

Yes, take the crumbs from starving soldiers, they will not die. Take the food from hungry children, they will not cry. But take the dreams from little children (in all ages) and we all will die.

Have you ever had a dream - please do so now.

Man is created for the woman and woman for the man and both have been created to have happiness.

So, how does one achieve happiness? Is there a path, yes, a way to live that brings happiness? And if that is so, how, and should not that be a question to us all, not at least in these times;


It seems as if truth needs to be sought to be found, yes, one need to seek the answers to one´s questions, about all things, the things one need in this life to live happy and to feel joy - both man and woman together and separately.

Knowledge has a way of coming bit by bit, yes line upon line, to help us grow in wisdom, which often helps us to understand that we all have so much more to learn than we ever will be able to obtain in this life. It seems that both knowledge and happiness must be sought, yes, reached for continuously - which brings joy to both man and woman individually as well as together.

Because the man is created for the woman and woman for the man and both have been created to have happiness - so what is needed right now to have happiness?

Give a book away to friend
so dear or to yourself now at home so near.

World Book Day is a day instituted by Unesco in 1995 to acknowledge the book and copywrite. World Book Day is the 23 april every year.

World Book Day & Publishing

Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.

A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought-evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene.

The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn from him and rely upon him. The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Even the ordinary trader will find his business prosperity increase as he develops a greater self-control and equanimity, for people will always prefer to deal with a man whose demeanor is equable.

The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. “Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet- tempered, balanced life? It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm. That exquisite poise of character which we call serenity is the last lesson of culture; it is the flowering of life, the fruitage of the soul. It is precious as wisdom, more to be desired than gold—yea, than even fine gold. How insignificant mere money-seeking looks in comparison with a serene life—a life that dwells in the ocean of Truth, beneath the waves, beyond the reach of the tempests, in the Eternal Calm!”

“How many people we know who sour their lives, who ruin all that is sweet and beautiful by explosive tempers, who destroy their poise of character, and make bad blood! It is a question whether the great majority of people do not ruin their lives and mar their happiness by lack of self-control. How few people we meet in life who are well balanced, who have that exquisite poise which is characteristic of the finished character!”

Yes, humanity surges with uncontrolled passion, is tumultuous with ungoverned grief, is blown about by anxiety and doubt. Only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him.

Tempest-tossed souls, wherever you may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this—in the ocean of life the isles of Blessedness are smiling, and the sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming. Keep your hands firmly upon the helm of thought. In the barque of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep; wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace be still!”

James Allen

Guess we all are getting a lesson of this in this special time of indoor living, alone, or with some of our loved one´s - nevertheless mostly indoors, yes, inside.
Yet, have we not all met or heard of people who have lost everything, yes, everything that from the outside can seem to bring happiness, health or wealth and still being content.

So, how can one live to be content?

Because we can create your life - we already are, really. Are you satisfied? If not, why, and what can you do to feel fulfilled?

All we need to live the life we want are already here. All we need to do is to get in harmony with it, day-by-day, week-by-week, month-by-month and year-by-year.

Yes, guess we all are getting a lesson of this in this special time of indoor living, alone, or with some of our loved one´s - nevertheless mostly indoors - inside.

It does not matter what happens outside - it matter only what happens inside.

HAPPY EASTER to all of you - from the inside and out.


Vision is going to direct your life - if you let it.

Yes, because imagination is the mental faculty out of which visions arise and imagination is the most marvellous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world have ever known.

Visions are pictures that we build in our mind. Many people do not use their imagination constructively, many people use their imagination destructively - they imagine what they do not want.

We have to consciously imagine what we do want.

Take a pen and write down, what you really want, yes, what do you really want? Write it down and make a written description of it in present tense - paint a picture in words, or, build a picture in your mind and paint it in words.

Because writing causes thinking and thinking creates an image. Yes, your writing is building a vision in your mind.

Vision - use it constructively, see what you want and do not spend any time thinking of what you do not want.

Vision is going to direct your life - if you let it. When you write your vision you will create a picture in your head - make it big, make it beautiful. You will be glad you did.

Now, faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

"How can one belief in something you can not see and how can that lead to assurance?" one wonders. "Well," the answer seems to come by itself. "Just as we needed to belief that we one day could walk when we where a child we need to belief that we can find answers to our questions, yes, a belief that we can figure things out."

"So, how can one belief or even know that something is true?" "Well, by sincerely asking with real intent to know," the answer came by itself again, because answers are available all the time, always. The most important thing is to take one question at a time, to know which question one get the answer to.

And there is always something new to learn, in all stages in life for every girl and boy, woman and man, yes, every sister and brother.

The question’s can even be mundane and practical such as:
"How can one get and keep a good health? How can one live a good life and how can one serve successfully within the fields of one´s own passion and interest?"

The answers come as from nowhere and the good answers leads us forward in our decisions in life. "Yes, we all surely make mistakes sometimes. Then it is so incredible liberating for all of us that we can try again and keep learning all through life."

Now, faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see - because we can seek the truth in all things.

Wishes to share a poem written from a father to a son,
to let him grow to a man and carry on.
It brings hope of a safe shore,
which we all can adore.

Ps. Think you have heard of this poet, yes writer, and his words that still helps us to grow. Ds.


"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!"


Common sense is not always common practise and changes sometime feels like mountains to conquer.

Surely, do we not all know we can do better, yet, we do not do it, so is the case with yours truly, and this is something positive because it means that we can improve. We can become more and more aware of what we do and what we do not do.

The trick seems to be continual learning, yes, to want to learn. For it is when we do not want to learn that we stand still.

Common sense is not always common practise and changes sometime feels like mountains to conquer. By becoming more and more aware of what we do we can improve continually all through life, regardless of age, so all mountains can be conquered.


Grateful to be a part of such an evening in Gävle - thank you.

A Taiwanese-American conductor living in Chicago, a mezzo soprano from London, a violinist from Manchester, an oboist flown in from Berlin, a clarinet player directly from Stockholm on concert day, and yes, surely forgotten countries which cities were represented this Valentines days eve in Gävle.

Thank you Glenn, Anders, Magdalena and Gävle Symphony Orchestra for a lovely week - it warmed the heart dearly - thank you.

Conductor Mei Ann Chen
Mezzo soprano Allison Cook

GRÉTRY Zémire et Azor, Overture
SAARIAHO Emilie suite
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony nr 4

Emotional weight pulls oneself down by judging others - judge less and feel better.

Have we not all sometime thought: "But, why does he, or she, do that?" Then we move on and we ourselves feel bad. We judged from what we saw and because of that we pulled ourself down emotionally, yes, to much judging can even lead to exhaustion.

Surely, do we not all have a small beam in our eye to look after before we judge somebody else? Yours truly does at least.

It is a mental strength to develop, yes, to strive not to judge. For the road to wellbeing is to find emotional freedom and to secure emotional freedom we need to judge less.

Emotional weight pulls oneself down by judging others. So, if we notice when we are judging and learn ourselves our next step of integrity, we can grow instead of pull ourself and others down.

What are your dreams? Really, what do you want? Look around you, everything around you will tell you what you have wanted up until today, yes, even everything about you.

By knowing what you want now, today, you can make progress towards what you want and feel fulfilled. Because when we do not know what we want we feel unfulfilled.

What you want today can be something completed different then what you wanted before, because you have grown, which is an essential part of life.

So, what are your dreams? What do you want? Look around you, everything around you will tell you what you have wanted up until today, yes, even everything about you - focus on your dreams today, by getting clear on what you want today.

THURSDAY 30 JANUARY Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky
Delighted to be a part of such a lovely week where one of Shostakovich' most orginal pieces along side with Tchaikovsky's most beloved piano concertos where on the program.

Thank you Glenn, Anders, Angelina and Gävle Symphony Orchestra for this - thank you, warmly.

Conductor Jessica Cottis
Piano Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev

Sjostakovitj Hamlet suite
Tjajkovskij Piano Concerto nr 1
Gävle Symphony Orchestra

Is happiness something you do or have?

Sometimes a feeling of happiness occurs, sometimes grief, sometimes joy. Yes, sometimes you are just having fun and sometimes you feel like a bum - it all seems to be part of life.

Happiness when a new relative comes into the world as well as grief when another leaves this world.

Is happiness fleeting and unreachable or can one find lasting happiness in life? For happiness is something we all want to have in our lives and surely something our ancestors that passed before us, wishes us. Yes, surely your great grandfather and your great grandmother want you to have happiness in your life. Verily, all our nearest and dearest in life too.

If that is true, would not happiness be something to pursue or find in life.

So, where do you find happiness and what is happiness to you? Regardless of where you pursue it - you can be sure to find it.

Pursue it, nurture it, find it and be happy - to the pleasure of your nearest and dearest, yes, surely even more then them - for life is happiness and freedom through the pursuit of happiness.

Thank you Martin, Anders, Lars and Norrköping’s Symphony Orchestra for a lovely week and two special concerts presented in 5 languages. Swedish, English, Somali, Arabic and Tigrinya.

So good to see all of you again and try to understand a new language, well, just understood two of them, sadly enough. The audience understood it all though, which was made clear, and we where given many different kind of music from near and far - from Duvemåla to Macedonia.

Grateful to be a small part of this - thank you, warmly.

CONDUCTOR Christoffer Nobin
SOLOIST Blagoj Lamnjov clarinet

Live not somebody else’s agenda - take back your own agenda and build your life and let it blossom day-by-day, month-by-month, year-by-year and, yes, decade-by-decade.

Sometimes we all end up in someone else’s agenda, just like that. Of course we need to coordinate our agenda with others, yet, if we do not have our own agenda we will end up in somebody else’s.

So, what do you want?
What do you want to achieve?
Next year and, yes, this decade?

There are not many people who write it down, what they want out of their life. The one´s who do though, are the one´s who really can achieve it, yes, their dreams and goals in life. Because we can achieve them - everyone.

Live not somebody else’s agenda - take back your own agenda and build your life and let it blossom. Your life - not somebody else’s life. If you did not do that last decade, do it this decade.


Happy New 2020, to all of you
Thank you all for 2019,
with HOPE of a wonderful 2020.


Here we are again a new year is around the corner and we all have hopes and dreams we want to fulfil. Yes, we did this last year too, hopefully, and some things we did accomplish and some we did not, so even yours truly. The trick seem to be to focus on progress and to have goals within different areas of life. Then to go through your year in review - to make you see your own progress and move forward the coming year - 2020.

Happy ending of 2019 - to all of you.

These past 6 weeks our 6 mental gifts have been displayed here. Hope that this has made you think and use these gifts even more as it has for undersigned.

Intuition, memory, perception, will, reson and imagination are our 6 mental gifts. By learning more about these gifts we learn to use them better and better to our own benefit and those around us.

Hope that we all make the best use of these gifts to helps we make 2020 an even better year for us and those we love.

So, feel free here below comes a recapitulation;







Wish you all a Happy Ending of 2019.

SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER MESSIAH BY HANDEL - Three days before Christmas
This Saturday, three days before Christmas, in the church of Madesjö, Småland, Sweden, you could enjoy or participate in Messiah by Handel with Nybro Chamber Choir and Orchestra all under the direction of Paul Thorstensson.

Including four beautiful soloists and all the way back in the orchestra two fine trumpet players along side a timpani player who have played together many times before, which warmed the timpani players heart.

Thank you all for a wonderful Saturday with Messiah in Madesjö.

Pernilla Ingmarsdotter, soprano
Anna Thorstensson, alto
Pär Fürst Nilsen, tenor
Thomas Björklund, bass

Paul Thorstensson, conductor
Nybro Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Imagination is the most marvellous nation that the world has ever known. Use it well, for your own benefit and those around you - by imagining what you want.

Because with your imagination you can go into the future and bring it into the present - by acting like the person you want to become.

When we where kids we did this naturally, imagining was a natural and enhancing thing we loved to do and we can do so regardless of age. Yes, we need to do so to enhance our life - imagining our future better than today to keep growing and learning all through life.

Yes, life can get better every day and it will be better though the proper use of your imagination - by using your imagination and focusing on what you want.

Imagination is the most marvellous nation that the world has ever known. Use it well, for your own benefit and those around you - by imagining what you want.


The will to do has a lot of power in itself. It will take you from point A to point B, yes, anywhere you want no matter where you start.

The will gives you the ability to hold one idea on the screen of your mind to the exclusion of all outside distractions, regardless of how many distractions we have today.

Because it is the will that gives you the ability to concentrate and, yes, concentration is a powerful mental tool.

So, develop your will;
Take a pen and put a little black marker on the opposite wall of your favourite chair and put a little dot on the wall.

Every time you sit in that favourite chair, focus on that dot; bring all of your conscious attention to bear on that dot.

Your mind will wonder and that is okay, just bring your attention back to the dot. If you make this a short daily practise, you will see your own progress. You will be able to concentrate longer - this will strengthen your focus and your will.

You will notice more and more that it is more about relaxation, controlled relaxation, than any form of muscle strength - it is mental strength.

When you learn to concentrate on one thing your can concentrate on anything - this is how you develop your will.

The will to do has a lot of power in itself. It will take you from point A to point B, yes, anywhere you want no matter where you start - you just have to know where you want to go.

How many times have you said; "I have got the worst memory." Well, that is not true. You actually have the best memory - we all do and there is no such thing as a bad memory. We just have to use it and develop it.

So, here is a practice for your memory;

1 - run
2 - zoo
3 - tree
4 - door
5 - hive
6 - sticks
7 - heaven
8 - gate
9 - wine
10 - den

Repeat this out load three times, or more, until you know it by heart.

Now, what do you want to remember?

Put the thing you want to remember after both the number and the association - because memory is strengthen by ridiculous association.

1 - run - milk
2 - zoo - butter
3 - tree - egg
4 - door - fruit
5 - hive - bread
6 - sticks - potatoes
7 - heaven - tomatoes
8 - gate - union
9 - wine - wheat flour
10 - den - oatmeal

Read 1 run milk, 2 zoo butter, 3 tree egg and so on all the way until 10 den oatmeal.

Then - shut your eyes and start from the beginning, (1 run) milk, (2 zoo) butter (3 tree) egg etc.

Did you get all 10 of them? - Great.

If not, practice again and again and again and you will see - that you have the best memory.

We are all intuitive, so, use it and strenghten it.

Intuition is picking up vibration and with every question you have, the answer comes with it. You can not have a question without an answer and it is our intuitive mind that carries the answer.

So, how do you develop your intuition?

By focusing all your attention on the other person or your environment, then you will start to feel things. Because you hear with your ears and you listen with your emotions. Through listening to one´s emotions, insted of reacting to them, teaches us to better and better follow and trusting our intuition.

We have all followed our intuition when we left a restaurant or some place we did not feel good in for some reason, our feelings told us so and we trusted it. Yes, or when our intuition gave us a good feeling in somebody´s home and we had a hard time leaving.

Pay attention to what is going on around you, what do you feel? Yes, because feeling is the language of the subjective mind.

By using your intuition - you grow with it.

Wish you all a - Glad advent.

Denna fredag fick släpptes & förlags senaste utgivning nämligen Internationellt Stipendium - Karlskrona Blekinge om det internationella stipendiet som delades ut i somras i Karlskrona, Blekinge, under årets upplaga av Blekinge International Brass Academy och deras kurs.

En varm lördagskväll i juni fick man njuta av elevernas avslutningskonsert vid Blekinge International Brass Academy, BIBA, som genomfördes för den 27:e gången sedan starten 1993.

Dimitar Panayotov och Viking Stjernfeldt fick mottaga ett stipendium för vidare studier på sina respektive instrument utsedd av de internationellt influgna lärarna.

Stipendiet instiftades av den ideella föreningen Karlskronavisor, som syftar att lyfta fram ett varmt välkomnande Karlskrona. Stipendiet utdelades av Olle Lind som var med och initierade BIBA.

For 26 years Blekinge International Brass Academy has been a part of Karlskrona, Blekinge, and its beautiful summers.

International renowned brass musicians have been flown in from all around the world to teach young talents and college students. This year, 2019, was no exception and a surprise awaited all students.

Dimatar Panayotov and Viking Stjernfeldt was given a scholarship for future education on their instruments appointed by this years international renowned soloists and musicians;

Wim Van Hasselt - trumpet - soloist from Belgium
Rex Richardson - trumpet - soloist from USA
Fergus McWilliam - french horn - Berlin Philharmonic
Otmar Gaiswinkler - trombone - Wiener Symphoniker
James Markey - bass trombone - Boston Symphony
Sergio Carolino - tuba - soloist from Portugal

Internationellt stipendium - Karlskrona, Blekinge
Omslagsbild; James Markey, bastrombonist i Boston Symphony Orchestra, leder studenterna vid avslutningskonserten i Amiralitetskyrkan, Karlskrona, Blekinge. 

INTERNATIONELLT STIPENDIUM - Karlskrona Blekinge sv/eng
med förord av Andreas Eklöf  ISBN 978-91-7819-443-8

Reason is a mental faculty that can tap into the immaterial and create thoughts - we can literally create thoughts. Yes, we need to use our mental gifts; intuition, memory, perception, imagination, will and reason - we need to think.

When you create a thought and start to put more thoughts together you expand the thought, yes, the idea.

So, if you got an idea, but it is not as good as you would want it - improve it - that is called thinking and this is what most of us do not do, occasionally, so even yours truly.

If you pay attention to what people are saying, you will observe that many people do no think. Because if they where thinking they would not say what they say. Then, if you pay attention to what people are doing, you will notice that they are not thinking, because they would not do what they are doing if they were thinking.

- What am I doing?

And then think;
- Is this going to take me to where I want to go?

- Is this really going to improve the quality of my life?

These are good thoughts, for if what you do is not improving your life stop doing it - right now. Do not reason away your success - start to think and develop your thoughts toward a better life.

Yes, reason is a mental faculty that can tap into the immaterial and create thoughts.

Therefore create thoughts of how you can and stop thinking of why you can not - because you can.

With the right perspective we can create our own life and meet all life´s toil with faith. To be able to do that we need to use our mental gifts; intuition, memory, reason, imagination, will and perception - we need to think.

We need to be aware of what we think about, what we say and what we do. Because when we do what everybody else is doing, we end up where everybody else ends up. If we want to create our own life, we need to think, say and do things in another way than others, yes, in our own way.

For it is when we choose to be free that the possibilities open up, yes, thoughts and ideas open up for us with a future we love. Like the poem of Chick Corea;

"The eye of the beholder is no older or younger
than the person you always known yourself to be

It is the true you
It is the real me

If you can be
If you can hold

Then you become the beholder
The one who decides what it is you see
With the eye/I that is free"

Because as you see it - so it is unto you and with the right perspective you can create your own life and meet all life´s toil with faith.

SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER SENSE OF HOME - a sense of belonging
You know the feeling of coming home after a long journey, when you put the bag down and breathe out. Sure, the journey was nice, yes, even wonderful; nevertheless there it is as soon as you close the door - the sense of home.

You know that warm, good, calm sense that only a safely home can bring. We all know that not every home has that kind of sense, yet; still we know that this sense can be found - either way.

Think of it - where do you find it?
Or - when do you find it?

It is a more important question than you think. Let us say that you do not find it, how would that be? Do believe that we all have felt that from time to time, when the schedule has been full and we have driven ourselves too hard. It is probably more common today than ever before because of all the possibilities and impressions we all take in during just one day.

Did you figure out where you find it - the sense of home?
Or - when you find it?

What would happen if you were able to find the sense of home at least once a day?

Say that you get that sense when you just have woken up, rested, without an alarm clock in the weekend. Would it then even appear if you where able to get the same amount of hours of sleep during the weekdays as you get in the weekends - to get calm mornings even during the weekdays.

Or if the sense of home appears when the kids has fallen a sleep - with or without your spouse. Would it appear for a moment everyday if the kids where put to bed an hour earlier?

Maybe it is during the lunch walks as a student, acquisition worker or as a pensioner this sense appear.
Wherever you find it, it is real, important, yes, invaluable to build us up and even so or lives. In this state, the sense of home and comfort, we find good thoughts and makes good decisions. If we choose to nurture this feeling and daily moment, we nurture a good life, bit by bit, yes, seed by seed.

You nurture a healthy and clear perspective as well as a healthy life that like an olive tree grows stronger and safer, day-by-day, week-by-week, yes, year after year.

So, regardless how far you have gotten from yourself or even how homeless you feel, you can nurture your way back home again.

You know the feeling of coming home after a long journey, when you put the bag down and breathe out. Sure, the journey was nice, yes, even wonderful; nevertheless there it is as soon as you close the door - the sense of home.

Sure, life brings both sunsets and sunrises - as the day life brings us some light and some darkness.

It seems like life´s ups and downs comes in waves and every time something new awaits. Yes, it even seems like every time you get to learn something new and are elevated in life. Surely not always monetary but definitely personally - you have grown.

It is like thresholds that you walk over in to a new room in life to see and learn what is in there. Then after a while in this new room in life another new threshold arrives that can feel both dark and incomprehensible.

With the understanding that these ups and downs is a part of life and that if you even approach the downs in a good way you grow constantly. You start to understand that they are there to help you grow and learn.

Through such an understanding life becomes exiting, even fascinating. Yes, why did this threshold appear right now and what is there to learn?

Sure, life brings both sunsets and sunrises - as the day life brings us some light and some darkness, yet through it all the sun still shines - endlessly.

- Wish you all a happy Halloween.

Culture is a multitude of habits, a group of people´s habits, if it so may be a whole country´s habits or one family´s habits, yes, good and bad habits.

People from different cultures speak and act differently and still we all know that we all are just as valuable and that every one of us have unique qualities.

It seems to be the culture that is the difference, yes, what we say and what we do. This is what differentiates an African from an American, an Indonesian from an Indian, a Swede from a Swiss and a Chinese from a Cherokee.

To meet these differences seem to be an art, accepting them and continuing to learn, yes, grow in regard to one´s own cultural background and moving forward - or rather upwards, because growth generally goes in that direction - upwards.

Then it is easier to meet differences because we understand that we all have our own path to follow, yes, a direction to relate too.

So, our cultural differences, strengthen, enlighten and teach us all to grow - upwards, regardless of cultural background.

Because culture is a multitude of habits, a group of people´s habits, if it so may be a whole country´s habits or one family´s habits.

By pursuing to say the good and to develop our habits we all become even more alike and can grow closer to each other, understand each other better and accepting our differences - through the pursuit upwards, starting from our own cultural background and its habits.

Through small and simple things comes that which is great, yes, one drop of change changes its whole environment.

It came to pass that a family held a yearly family evening with traditional ham. In this family it should be cooked with their own seasoned breading and they always cut off both ends of the ham before it goes into the oven.

This eve one of the younger family members asked,
"Why do we cut the endings of the ham?"

"We have always done that," the mother answered.

"Yes, but why?" the youngster wondered.

"My mother has always done that," said the mother.

"Yes, my mother too," the grandmother said.

"Well then, let us call great grandmother and ask her," the youngster said. "Hello great grand mother, why do we cut the ends off the ham every year?" the youngster asked.

"Well my dearest," the great grandmother replied, "I have such a small pan, you see."

So, during the fourth generation this habit started to change, yes, develop. Thanks to curiosity, yes, the will to learn.

Through the will to learn, new and better habits grow continually, one family’s habits or a whole country’s habits. Yes, even one person’s habits can change a whole world for the better - through conscious improvement of once habits.

Through small and simple things comes that which is great, yes, one drop of change changes its whole environment.


"7 times 70 times," that is what he said, he wanted one to forgive another that many times, 7 times 70, yes, would not oneself need that - to be forgiven.

The question seems to continue; "How many times should one forgive oneself?" That can seem even more difficult, nevertheless just as important, for one´s own well being, yes, maybe even for one´s health, both mental and physical.

Because both people and life itself bring us bruises, some here and some there, sometimes so hard that we do not believe we can make it through them. Like when one gets disappointed or even betrayed by someone near to one´s heart, when one´s health is so bad that one do not think one ever will be well again or when someone near and dear dies all of a sudden.

Then one might need to forgive others as well as oneself, to ease one´s own life, yes, and relief one´s life. Thereof even be able to relate to others better and to be near again, now stronger, and hopefully a little wiser.

"7 times 70 times," that is what he said; he wanted one to forgive that many times, 7 times 70.

So, when life´s bruises knock one down, try to land on one´s back, because if one can look up - one can get up.

Thanks to forgiveness´ second chance.



The fall is a preparation for the winter, yes; each season is a preparation for the next season.

For all of you who can remember your first day in school can surely even remember how you felt and which preparations there where preceding that day. You might remember how you where dressed and who followed you there, that first day of school. You might even remember what went well and what did not go that well.

Or when you moved from your parent’s home, yes, maybe even what you had packed and surely where you moved.

Yes, so even one´s first job one can remember.

These occasions all needed some form of preparation, yes, a preparation we even wanted to do because we knew that the occasions needed that - because we wanted it to go well.

So, what happens if you plan you day the day before, the week the week before, the month the month before. Would not one be able to see one´s future before it has arrived, through preparing for it first on paper?

Yes, descriptively writing down what needs to be done bit-by-bit, day-by-day. Would not that help one even face the challenges that we all face, yes, the challenges we all need to face in order to grow and develop?

With a plan in one´s hand and one´s head held high, one can daily, monthly and yearly face one´s challenges better and stronger - because one is planning further than just for today, yes, preparing for the future - continually, all four seasons.

The fall is a preparation for the winter, yes, each season is a preparation for the next season. If one prepare, short term and long term - one prepares for growth and find meaning.

Napoleon Hill, an American author in the early 1900s, knew about hope.

In a chapter of one of his most famous books, Napoleon Hill tells about a boy who was born without ears and the doctor said that the boy would be a deaf mute all of his life. The boy’s father objected to this. "It can not be so and it will not be so," said the father when the doctor had given the parents this tragic information. The father was Napoleon Hill himself and the newly born boy without any ears was his own son.

Napoleon challenged the doctor´s opinion with reason as the boy’s father. At that moment Napoleon made a decision that his son will be able to hear and speak, but Napoleon expressed this decision only within himself, within his hearts chamber. You could give him a child without ears but you could not demand that Napoleon would accept this reality. In his mind he knew there were a way and that he would find it.

He thought of the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson; "The whole course of things goes to teach us faith. We need only obey. There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening we shall hear the right word." The right word? DESIRE. More than anything else he desired that his son would be able to hear and speak. And from this desire Napoleon did not back down - not even for one second.


A bench´s anticipation of time to come and time that has passed.

Waiting for what to come, surely we all have felt that kind of waiting. When a love is postponed, when one´s health is testing one´s patience, when the plus side of economy, yes, when abundance do not flourish at all.

Waiting for a better life, wating for a true friend, waiting for a beloved family member to find his or her way back home, waiting for a child and family or waiting for when the children have moved out and a more golden season is waiting with grandchildren, yes, when life is a little bit more easy.

Yes, waiting never seem to end, there is always something you are waiting for even if it just is for today´s mail to arrive - and then, as from nowhere, the beloved family member stands at the door and knocks, the loved one arrives, good health appears and the bills have been paid even this time. Yes, maybe even a vacation can be afford.

The trick seems to be to always continue, even if it feels like forever, for all of a sudden the time has come - and all waiting has passed.

So, if we just continue in hope our dreams can come true and be fulfilled - then nothing is like waiting. Yes, then we can even see the reason for waiting.

A bench´s anticipation of time to come and time that has passed - is always worth the wait.

Grateful to be in Gävle this week along with Gävle Symphony Orchestra to play under the direction of Jaime Martin at their autumn opening concert with soloist Ann Sofie von Otter.

A concert in three parts that ended with Beethovens 5:th symphony whereafter Jaime Martin was called back in by the audience three times - well deserved. Undersigned were then enjoying it all seated in the audience.

Thank you Glenn, Anders och Sofia for a lovely concert yesterday - now we continue today with the recording of Reger.

Yes, grateful to been a small part of such a week in Gävle Symphony Orchestra - thank you.

Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Principal conductor Jaime Martín
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano

Berlioz Les nuits d´été
Beethoven Symphony no. 5
Reger Vier Tondichtungen für orchester

SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER  - A thoughtful, true story out of a log book
It was a dark and stormy night.  
"Captain, captain, captain, wake up."
"What is it?"
"We are really sorry to waken you up but we have a serious problem."
"What is it?"
"There is a ship in our sea lane about 20 miles away and they refuse to move."
"Tell them to move."
"Sir, we have. They just will not move."
"I will tell them."
The signal goes out; `Move starboard 20 degrees.´ The signal returns; `Move starboard yourself 20 degrees.´
"I can not belive this. Who is this joker? I mean, I am important, I am a captain, let him know who I am." The signal goes out; `This is captain Horatio Hornblower the 26:th, move starboard 20 degrees - at once.´ The signal returns; `This is seaman, Carl Jones the 3:rd, commanding you to move starboard 20 degrees - at once.´
"What presumtion, we are a battleship, let them know who we are." The signal goes out; `This is the Mighty Missioury.´ The signal returns; `This is the light house.´

True story as told by Stephen R. Covey, 28 march 2000.

As a flower searches for the light - are we all in search of a brighter light, understanding, yes, wisdom. The porcelain flower is seeking the light to grow and blossom, especially during the autumn- and winter season when the hours of the sun decreases and the light might seem to withdraw.

So, how do one find light during a darker season?

It seems to be the actual searching that is the answer, not of darkness and boredom - but of light. It is through seeking that we find and seeking the light helps us find the good. When we are not seeking, or reaching toward the light, we stand still or are going backwards.

By writing down one´s whishes and goals, one´s seeking clearifies our reach toward the light not at least when the light might seem to withdraw.

So, what are your wishes and goals this autumn?

Try and write down 10 goals that you wish to fulfill this autumn. Then think of what you can do, what you can read and who you can ask for help to achieve them.

We all need the mental muscles that comes from trying to solve things by ourselves. If we still need to ask someone for help our goals, thoughts and dreams now written down will be invaluable tools along with the people that know more about our specific topic. The answers, yes, the solutions will come easily.

Do know that undersigned himself need tools, yes, help to reach toward the light and the future in this time, to grow, yes, maybe even blossom like the porcelain flower.

Verily, that the bright future - is autumn.

FEEL FREE - a tool for Your bright future
Write down your goals in the document above and circle your most important goal.
Then write that goal on the top of the document below.
FEEL FREE - another tool for Your bright future

WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST   GOLD - What is gold?
Have been privileged to publish many quotes on Facebook and in a book which teach me a lot. Quotes by authors, inspirational teachers, historic- and leaders of today in one way or another. These quotes have been published on a golden background, which for me symbolizes the feeling of finding a treasure.

The question is:
What is gold to you?

As a young person the answer may be one thing. When we are all grown up we might answer something else and when we grow older we might, again, answer something new. Somethings have stayed the same, in my case, but my values have changed, bit by bit, hopefully. Somebody has said; "I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir."

So - what is gold to you?

Feel free.

Wishes to share a poem written from a father to a son, to let him grow to a man and carry on.
It brings hope of a safe shore, which we all can adore.

Ps. Think you have heard of this poet, yes writer, before and his words that still helps us to grow. Ds.

"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!"


Enjoyed this passed warm saturday evening by listening to the pupils of the Blekinge International Brass Academy, BIBA, when they gave their final concert after having completed this years BIBA-course, that is on its 26:th year since the start in 1993.

Dimitar Panayotov and Viking Stjernfeldt was given a scholarship appointed by the international teachers flown in from all around the world. The scolarship was given by the non profit organisation Karlskronavisor - whose purpose is to bring forth a warm and welcoming Karlskrona.

Dimitar Panayotov - Trumpet
24 years old from Bulgaria and studying in Freiburg, Germany. First time at BIBA this year who gladly comes back next year.

Viking Stjernfeldt - Trombone
17 years old, from Stockholm, Sweden, was at BIBA for the third year in a row and would also like to come back next year.

The price was handed out by Olle Lind, who initiated BIBA for now 26 years ago along side with Marcus Petersson, Mikael Nilsson that all three where represented this evening.

When the scholarship was announced a big cheer came from all the pupils - which gave a clear indication of the course´s warm atmosphere. Something Marcus Petersson is grateful for and wishes to preserve.

Congratulation Dimitar Panayotov and Viking Stjernfeldt especially and all the pupils at BIBA-19.

Thank you for your lovely final concert.

Article - Sydostran - local news paper


Wish you all a H APPY MIDSUMMER .

”If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber’d here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to ‘scape the serpent’s tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.”

Epilog of "A midsummer night’s dream"

Congratulation - all students of today and yesterday,
with hope of a fine summers jubilée.

A lovely Swedish National day to you all, with sun over beautiful meadow and valley,
To see our summer in nature´s hall, and to enjoy the springs finale.

Here comes a bit of the swedish summer;
Uti vår hage - Musik & lyrics: Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

The summer is here - wish you all a lovely june 2019.

THURSDAY 30 MAY - Kristi himmelsfärdsdag

Wish you all a happy Kristi himmelsfärdsdag (a swedish ascension day) - with this famous swedish lyric .

Thank you Glenn, Anders, Rolf, Sabela, Gävle symfoniorkester, Jaime Martin and Agneta Eisenholz for a lovely evening with Strauss Don Juan and Mahlers 4th symphony and more in Gävle concert hall.

Thank you also to family and friends in the audience, who came and said hello, it made me warm.

It was wonderful, both to hear and play in Gävle this week, with the masterpieces of Strauss- and Mahler including great expressions and orchestral gestures.

And the friendly enviroment back in the percussion section, of course.

Yes, an evening to remember and enjoy long after this friday evening.

Thank you - really.


Conductor - Jaime Martin

Soprano - Agneta Ei senholz
Anna Clyne Masquerade
Strauss Don Juan
Mahler Symfoni nr 4

Today on Valetines day a heavy letter arrived at home - a new recording made by Gävle Symphony Orchestra with their principal conductor Jaime Martin.

Thank you GÄVLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, for letting me be a part of this CD-recording. It warms my heart to be allowed to participate at such an occasion with Glenn, Anders and all wonderful musicians in the orchestra as well as extra staff hired.

Really - thank you.

ODINE 2019
Johannes Brahms     Piano quartet in G minor (orchestrated by Arnold Schoenberg)
Hubert Perry     Elegy for Brahms

Happy New 2019, to all of you .
Thank you all for 2018, with HOPE of a wonderful 2019.


To feel welcome in Kalmar and their Cathedral Choir and get to play Messiah by Händel along with great singers and musicians is a privilege which warms a drummers heart.

Then to play with a trumpet player from Dalarna, Alexander Lindh, where one grew up, and another trumpet player from Blekinge, Jonas Larsson, where one now live felt even more like home, all the way in the back of the orchestra in this so familiar choir- and orchestral piece.

Thank you Kalmar Cathedral Choir and Jan Börjesson for your warm welcome and all the lovely strings in Camerata Nordica - thank you.

Dirigent - Jan H Börjesson

Soprano - Anna Jobrant
Alto - Maria Forsström
Tenor - Viktor Johansson
Bass - Karl-Peter Eriksson
Timpani - Andreas Eklöf
Trumpet 1 - Alexander Lindh
Trumpet 2 - Jonas Larsson
Organ - Håkan Martinsson

Barometern - Daily newspaper of Småland

Have today been privileged to publish a goal- and planning calendar, 2019 Q, that I am using myself. Have during a few years develop this goal- and planning calendar which helps me to keep me on track, by planning my time towards my personal dreams and goals in life.

With this calendar you can see your own progress and shortcomings more clearly, which helps you to keep moving forward in life. Even when life feels like it is falling a part. Well, it helps even more then, really, to keep you moving forward. This through the knowledge that you have more goals and dreams in front of you, that you want to see being reached or fulfilled.

And yes, the calendar is in physical form because the mental aspect of writing longhand strengthens concentration and increases our probability to reach our goals - drastically.

So, feel free;
ISBN 978-91-7773-808-4

This first printing of 2019 Q is published in English.

Try 2019 Q for free

& förlag


Grateful to be a part of such a night in Nybro, Church of Madesjö, including Camerata Nordica, Nybro Chamber Choirand soloists under the direction of Paul Thorstensson where Requiem by Mozart where performed.

Once in a while you end up in places and with people you will remember, as was the case this Saturday evening in Nybro. A gentleman came before the rehearsal and sat by my side and said; "Well, here we are again, what instrument do you play?" "Timpani," I answered. "Alright, I have ended up here in Nybro after 60 years of singing," he continued. "What? Did you say 60 years?" the timpani player wondered. "Well, that is nothing. Overthere," the man said and pointed to another gentleman sitting only one pew away, "he has been singning for more than 70 years."

Between the general rehearsal and the concert it felt like the question had to be asked. "Excuse me, is it true that you have been singing for more than 70 years?" "Well, 71 years to be exact," was the answer. "My parents did not have a babysitter so they put me among the bassingers." "And there you have been for over 70 years?" "Yes, different choirs though."

Sometimes you are just grateful that you where allowed to be a part of such an evening and to meet people who have been places before - just wonderful.

Thank you for a memorable evening, in many ways.

CAMERATA NORDICA med blåsare, puka och orgel

Pernilla Ingvarsdotter, soprano
Sofia Thelin, alto
Johannes Friberg, tenor
Thomas Björklund Svensson, bass
Julian Azkoul, concertmeastro

Paul Thorstensson, dirigent

SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER - Alla helgons dag
Grateful to be offered to participate in Kalmar Cathedral Choirs Alla helgons dags (All Saints ' day) concert were a premiere was performed -  a piece ordered by the Cathedral Choir written by Judith Bingham called Missa brevis including two organs that accompanied the Cathedral Choir.

At last John Rutters Requiem, a really beautiful piece, where the Cathedral Choir showed their timbre - with honors.

Thank you Kalmar Cathedral Choirs, Jan Börjesson and all the musicians including Sofia Wik, for a lovely concert. Really grateful to be a small part of such an evening - thank you.

John Rutter             Requiem
Judith Bingham      Missa brevis – ”Behold, the sea”

Flute: Elin Olstorpe                                                
Oboe: Britta Holger                 
Cello: Anna Thorstensson    
Harp: Susan Syverson          
Timpani: Andreas Eklöf  
Percussion: Sofia Wik                                   
Organ 1: Johannes Skoog       
Soprano: Helena Ek
Conductor: Jan H Börjesson

Last Saturday Taube sings Taube were performed with Gävle Symphony Orchestra in Gävle concert hall. Grateuful to be a part of something as beautiful this, really.

To see and hear Sven-Bertil Taube perform so varm and natural that the audience, including the musicians, can not help it but to be moved by Sven-Bertils singing and storytelling. This was really something, these two concerts will always be remembered - thank you.

Thank you once more Gävle Symphony Orchestra including Sabela, Rickard, Glenn and Anders for a wonderful week.


Thank you for letting me be a part of such an evening, thank you, with Sven-Bertil Taube and Gävle Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Peter Nordahl, who also had arranged all the evenings pieces composed by father Taube - Evert Taube.

A varm atmosphere embraced this concert thanks to Sven-Bertils presences, story telling, artisteri and singing. It was a concert to remember by a much loved artist, which was made clear by a full concert hall and its response in Mariehamns concert hall Alandica on a beautiful Åland this autumn.

A personal favorite moment from the concert was "Så skimrande var aldrig havet" -  just beautiful.
Tomorrow Saturday this concert will be given in Gävle concert hall at 19.00.

Thank you, once more.


Feel free, here comes a new book. Have been given the chance to publish a book out of my favorite quotes that have been published on Facebook - quotes that I learn a lot from. Quotes by authors, inspirers and different leaders in one way or the other.

"Quotes have for many years been a part of my daily life. I love them, I learn from them, I am inspired by them and I try to live what I learn from them. See, read and learn what you will learn from these quotes and let us grow together."

Andreas Eklöf
Include quotes by:   James Allen          Ralph W. Emerson    W. Shakespeare
                                   Robert Burns            Napoleon Hill            Henry D. Thoreau
                                   Andrew Carnegie     Abraham Lincoln        Mark Twain
                                   Charles Dickens      C.S. Lewis
                                   Thomas Edison

QUOTES - loved by many - by Andreas Eklöf
ISBN 978-91-7611-701-9


Thank you Norrköpings Symphony Orchestra  for a wonderful night, including opera arias performed by soloists from the Vadstena Academy. All under the direction of Joachim Gustavsson.

Thank you Martin, Anders, Petter och Lars, who was not there this evening, sadly enough. Thankful to been given a part of this lovely evening and meeting all the familiar faces again. Thank you, really.

Norrköpings Symphony Orchestra

Conducting Joachim Gustafsson
Soloists Kajsa Lindberg sopran, Frida Bergquist mezzosopran, Philip Björkqvist baryton
Host Christina Tobeck

Associated with Björkholmsdagen in Karlskrona the 19:th of august & publishing had the honour to release Mats Enqvists second song booklet of his Karlskronasongs, that now also have become a non-profit organisation called - Karlskronavisor (Karlskronasongs). 

Thank you Mats Enqvist, for letting us publishing your musical works.
Only published in Swedish (so far) 

This week have given me the honour to be an instructor/coach at The Swedish Armed Forces´ Music and RUM´s Summer Music School under the direction of Mats Janhagen in beautiful Karlskrona, Blekinge. With a lovely concluding concert today - fun and inspiring.

Thank you MartinErik and Svante for a fun week with you at the  Summer music school 2018. 

Today I had the privilege to be a pirate in the archipelago city of Karlskrona. At the Royal Navy Band´s yearly Pirate concert, conducted by David Lundblad. Lots of pirate kids filled the streets and the Grevagården where the concert were held today.

Thank you Joakim, Mikael and the Royal Navy Band for a lovely day. Thank you also to Joakim och Anders, of course, who where not there today.

Thank you.

Thank you choirs Hymnus vocalis, Kulingarna with soloists, Jörgen Axelsson, Mattias Johansson and Jonas Castell for a pleasant version Horovitz The arc of Noah performed in the Amiralitetskyrka in beautiful Karlskrona.

Feel speachless. Well, thank you are the right words. Grateful to be a part of such an evening - an evening to be remembered forever.

Where Ann-Sofie von OtterJaime Martin, a male quartet and Gävle Symphony Orchestra performed Kurt Weills Die Sieben Todsünden before the intermission. To then continue with pieces and songs like Overture to Candide by Bernstein and They can´t take that away from me by Ira and Geroge Gershwin where Jaime Martin conducted,played a flute solo and sang, actually, in One life to live - amazing. 

Thank you GlennAndersRolf and Gävle Symphony Orchestra.

Thank you Royal Swedish Navy Band for a lovely Tapto in Enköping Wednesday evening where Viking 18 were held.
Viking is one of the world’s largest international staff exercises, jointly planned and carried out by staff from the UN, EU, civilian authorities, police, military and representatives from humanitarian organizations. The aim is to train participants to meet the challenges of current and future multinational peace and crisis management operations by practicing cooperation in a fictional, war-torn country. 

Thank you Joakim, Johan, Mikael and Anders for a beautiful Tapto and thank you for letting me be a part of this - just great.
Thank you Gävle Symphony orchestra for a fun week including Nassim Al Fakir and conductor Sergej Bolkhovets. A lovely energy in all the concerts for schools in Gävle, Bollnäs and Hudiksvall. Thank you Marcus, Anders och Glenn.
Thank you for letting med be a part of this - thank you.

Happy 2018, to you all. Thank you for 2017.  
With hope of a good year where new progress is made - in serenity. 
Thank you Jan Börjesson, Kalmar Cathedral Choir,Camerata Nordica, all the lovely soloists and Kalmar Cathedral, for letting one be a part of the performance of Messias by Händel, thank you.

It was good to even see Paul Thorstensson, who this time was in the audience, as well as other choir members. One who had been a part of the choir for 30 years, thought that this time he could settle for just listening. Which is good, for one could get at feel that perhaps the rest of us might be a part of this kind of concert again. 

In hope of a Merry Christmas for all who attended. Thank you.

Messias by Händel
Jan H Börjesson, conductor

Noora Karhuluoma, soprano
Maria Forsström, alt
Viktor Johansson, tenor
Karl Peter Eriksson, bas

Kalmar domkyrkokör
Håkan Martinsson, organ
Camerata Nordica

Britta Holger, oboe
Peter Meijer & Mattias Sandsjö, trumpet
Andreas Eklöf, timpani
2018 Q - goal and planning calendar now is released. 2018 Q goal and planning calendar includes goal documents, weekly calendars over a quarter with daily hourly indications of time, an economy plan, a weekly year plan and a yearly overview.

Many successful individuals have found that writing by longhand the things you think and the things you will do is invaluable - especially in our time where everything is digital. The mental aspect of writing longhand strengthens concentration and drastically increases our probability to reach our goals. Writing ones goal down on paper clarifies and gives direction for your brain to reach the them.


Think about it; if your goals are important enough to write down on paper, you tend to reach them. The satisfaction that comes from reaching one goal feeds the will to reach the next goal, and the next goal. Even small goals motivate us, building momentum and will to reach bigger goals.


To be offered the opportunity to write your goals down and then be able to check them off, one by one, is incredibly satisfying and you can start using 2018 ENG any time of the year.


So, feel free to use 2018 Q and see your goals being reached - one by one.
Feel free. 


2018 Q ENG - goal and planning calendar
ISBN 978-91-7773-243-3  
Thank you Gävle Symphony Orchestra for a fine recording week in Gävle. It is an honor to take part of such an occasion, thank you - then you just have to hope for the best. The first recording with you was with Carlos Spierer, conducting Various pieces of Oscar Byström, on the record label Sterling, for now almost 20 years ago when your concert house was just inaugurated.
This time it was Brahms Pianokvartett nr. 1 in G-minor (Arr: A. Schönberg) with your inspiring conductor Jaime Martin, recorded by ODINE. Thank you.
Thank you once more Glenn, Anders, Sofia, Patrik och Johan, for a truly pleasant week.  

Gävle Symphony Orchestra

Jaime Martin   conducter

Parry Elegy for Brahms 
Brahms Piano quartett nr 1 in G-minor (Arr: A. Schönberg) 
Thank you Gävle Symphony Orchestra for letting me be a part of this evening in Gävle. Thank you Glenn, Anders, Sofia, Patrik and Johan, what a lovely percussion group. A special homage goes to Johan that was thrown in as page turner in Bartoks piano concerto nr. 2, with honors - just great.
Gävle Symphony Orchestra

Jaime Martin conductor

Roland Pöntinen piano

Parry Elegy for Brahms 
Bartok Piano concerto nr. 2 
Brahms Piano quartet nr 1 in G-minor (Arr: A Schönberg) 

Thank you, Gävle Symphony Orchestra for a great week and a wonderful concert, thank you. 2 800 people in the audience in the new Gavlehovs-hall where sir Karl Jenkins; The armed man - A mass for peace were preformed. Sir Karl Jenkins, the composer himself, also attended this concert. Thank you GlennAndersSofiaMagdalena and Sabela - very enjoyable to play with you, thank you all. 
Gävle Symphony Orchestra

Alice Farnham conducter

Malena Ernman mezzosoprano

Chokri Mensi, iman

CHOIRS GE-klaven, Gävle Chamber Choir, Concordia, Youth choir from Torsbergs gymnasium in Bollnäs, Project Choir including newly arrivedChildren Choir from El Sistema.

Feel free, here is a link to the goal- and quarter calendar 2017 Q.

The autumn is starting up for us all, so even mine. This tool, 2017 Q, I personally use to better clarify what I need to do, and when, to achieve my goals and dreams. 

The mental aspect of writing by hand strenghten the concentration and the increases the probability to achieving your goals - drastically

So, download 2017 Q and see your goals being achieved - one by one, this autumn. 

Feel free, wish you all a successful autumn.

2017 Q
What to say; imagine a summer-varm Saturday night, including lovely music, with young musicians whose love for music is contagius. Add to that an enviroment such as Johannishus Castle, where the stone barn turns into a concert hall just for this evening.
Then to realize that you also get to play with musicians you have known for very long time - who seem to be glad to see you. Well, gratitude is the word, for a wonderful Saturday night to be remembered for a long time, here in beautiful Blekinge county. 
Thank you, again, for a lovely concert Berth Nilsson, very enjoyable to be given the chance to play Mendelssohn with talented young musicians such as Olivia Lundberg a brilliant violin soloist and Mendelssohns "A midsummer nights dream".

Camerata Summer Academy
Berth Nilsson, conducter 
Pernilla Ingvarsdotter and Elin Gripstrand, vocalists
Johan Bernander, reciter



Thank you for a lovely concert, Berth Nilsson and Camerata Summer Academy, very enjoyable to be given the chance to play Mendelssohn with talented young musicians such as Olivia Lundberg as a brilliant violin soloist and Mendelssohns ”A midsummer nights dream”. Wonderful music in an amazing environment, Kalmar Castle, Småland county, Sweden.

Thank you all, see you again on Saturday for the same concert in Johannishus Castle, Blekinge county, Sweden.

Camerata Summer Academy

Berth Nilsson conducting

Pernilla Ingvarsdotter and Elin Gripstrand vocal soloists

Johan Bernander Reciter

Lady choir

KARLSKRONAVISOR - by Mats Enqvist - book, including CD
The book includes 10 songs and 5 poems about a warmly welcoming Karlskrona, written by the newly-moved-in Mats Enqvist, from Värmland. The first 500 books also includes a CD-recordning with 7 of the songs, where all well known Karlskrona musicians contributes. 
Thank you for a always beautiful and inspiring Karlskrona. Thank you all citizens for being just you, that makes Karlskrona the warmly welcoming city it is, regardless where you came from in the first place. Feel free, here is lyrics and music about, and from Karlskrona, to all of us who loves Karlskrona.
- Our Karlskrona. 
Akademibokhandeln Karlskrona has been given the first 500 books including the CD-recording. - Feel free.
KARLSKRONAVISOR - by Mats Enqvist - Only in Swedish
ISBN 978-91-7773-045-3
Thank you Royal Navy Band for letting me come along to play with you again, thank you. A program to celebrate William Pettersson-Berger´s 150 years. Including Andreas Hansson conducting the orchestra as well as presenting extremely well the musical life and deed of William Pettersson-Berger. We all also got to enjoy Fredrik Zetterström, very suitable baritone voice.

Thank you Anders and Mikael for a beautiful concert, to remember for quite a while.
Royal Navy Band
Andreas Hansson, conducting
Fredrik Zettergren, baritone 
Thank you Marinens musikkår, Royal Navy Band for a lovely day in Halmstad, with a closing cermony for special trained Navy officers within management, where the Chief of the Navy himself where present to congratulate the newly examined officers. Marches and fanfares where performed by the Royal Navy Band, who really knows how to play these thing called march, so you just had to go along with the ride you where given. Thank you Anders, Andreas, Joakim S. samt Joakim B. och Peter (the two latter where sadly not here this day). Great to be back to play along side with you again. Thank you.
Thank you Gävle Symphony Orchestra for letting me be a part of a lovely concert including Leif Segerstam as both conducter and composer when his Symphony N. 300 was one of the pieces preformed yesterday night in Gävle. Franciska Skoogh played Beethovens 3 piano concerto wonderfully warm which made both percussionists and the audience long for more. Thank you, just beautiful. Thank you Glenn, Angelina, Rolf and Anders, who could not take part this evening, for a fun and enjoyable week.
Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conducter
Franciska Skoogh, piano
Beethoven Egmont overture 
Beethoven Piano concert nr 3 
Segerstam Symphony N. 300 "Status Quo"
Sibelius Symphony N. 7

Cecilia Helmstad got her book Breven hem (Letters home) published, that is about letters sent from Cecilias grandfather sent to Cecilias grandmother. Cecilia fathers letters to his mother. And letters written from Cecilias father to Cecilia herself when she was a little child.
Thank you Cecilia Helmstad that we got to design and publish your book witten to your children and everyone else that are interested. Thank you.
Happy New 2017, and thank you all for 2016.
Today we had the had the honour to publish Mats Enqvists songs in the form of a song booklet called Karlskronavisor, including 3 songs and 1 poem written in a small and pretty format. From today it can be bought in all Swedish bookstores. Written in Swedish. Feel free.

Thank you Mats Enqvist for giving us, MortenFrans och Andreas, the opportunity to design and publish your song booklet; Karlskronavisor.
Thank you Gävle Symphony Orchestra for a wonderful David Bowie tribute concert. I can hardly remember a concert with such a powerful response from the audience, amazing.

This was of course thanks to the two brothers Rongedal who knows how to take a stage, an audience and how to sing David Bowies songs directly from the heart. Ulf Wadenbrandt was conducting and the arrangements came from Staffan Sjösvärd.
Thank you Glenn, Anders and Magdalena for a lovely concert, one to remember for a long time. Thank you.
Thank you Kalmar Cathedral Choir and Camerata Nordica for a lovely concert including the Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn. Under the direction of the the new organist in Kalmar, Jan Börjesson.

Great to see all familiar faces in the choir again and to hear the wonderful soloists. Grateful to be a part of this on Alla helgona, Swedish halloween, in the Cathedral of Kalmar.

Thank you, once more, Jan Börjesson, Kalmar Cathedral Choir and Camerata Nordica.

Thank you once more, for a lovely koncert Norrköping Symphony Orchestra yesterday night. This time it was a mixed bag. The newly written piece ”Min väg” ("My path") by Peter Bryngelsson and Henrik Strindberg before the break.

After the break it was time for a percussion favorite, namely Sheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov - just wonderful to be a part of this.
Thank you Martin, Petter, Anders (and Lars), Adam, Erik and the whole orchestra for a lovely koncert yesterday.
Thank you Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Adam, Erik, Petter, Anders, Martin and Lars, who listened this time, for a wonderful week and a lovely concert including Prokofjevs 5th symphony, under the direction of conductor Christian Kluxen.

Not to mention Johan Dalene, who preformed Tchaikovskys violin concerto as is if he was an experienced world artist, to the audience and the orchestra´s cheer, only 16 years old…
Well, one can only be grateful to be privileged a part of such a night. Thank you once more SON. 
From today you can download 2016 Q from our site - for free. 2016 Q is a goal- and planning calendar ranging over a quarter. To write down your goals by hand strenghtens your concentration and increasing your ability to reach your goals - drastically. A printed version of 2016 Q will be released shortly. Feel free.
Thank you Gävle Symfoniorkester, for a very nice week with you in a Polish program that grew and grew through out the week. Including a very good violin soloist Jacub Jakowicz in Wieniawskis Legendé and Szymanowskis 2:ond violin concerto with delicate percussion parts and timpani part for us way in the back. Everything under the direction of conductor Antoni Wit. The concert was held in Gävle concert hall yesterday, friday night. Thank you Gävle.
Jacub Jakowicz, violin
Antoni Wit, conducter 
Gävle Symfoniorkester

Kilar Orawa for strings
Wieniawski Légende for violin & orchestra
Szymanovski Violinconcert nr 2
Karlowicz Symphony in e-minor - The rebirth
Ett gott liv - först fel sedan rätt is released in pocketsize. Pocketsize is wellknowned for distribution and pricing which even makes it easier to take the book with you, in the pocket or in the a bag. Only in swedish this far. Feel free. 
Thank you Norrköping for a beautiful symphony orchestra and for a nostalgic week with you. Many familiar faces and great musicians including a fellow student and friend made this week warm with six concerts for the students of today ending with a grand Saturday concert for the public. Thank you Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, truly.

Estet linjen      Class of the 3 year
Emil Eliasson  Conductor
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Estet linjen      Class of the 3 year
Emil Eliasson  Conductor
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra


Happy New 2016, and thanks for 2015.
Got the chance to perform at Gävle Symphony Orchestras Christmas concert this weekend with Forsbacka Chamber Choir, conductor and musical arranger Jonas Nydesjö, singer and actor  Niklas Riesbeck that also acted as the host with honours. Around 40 children and youngsters from Kulturskolan were also included in the concert. Beautiful.
Featuring the solo percussionist Glenn Larsson in two different Christmas numbers. One including a type writer and the other piece handling all the toys sound from Disneys version of "March Militair" by Schubert. Amazing.
A really beautiful Christmas concert to be a part of. Thank you Gävle symfoniorkester. The Christmas is coming.


Concert in Amiralitetskyrkan, Karlskrona, with Jämjö orkesterförening, a brass ensemble who include great musicians.  Everything from "Amazing grace" to "Frozen" was preformed. And all this in the beautiful wooden church; Amiralitetskyrkan, Karlskrona. Led by Marinens musikkårs trumpet player Mattias Sandsjö, who spoke warmly and well about the pieces perfomed during the concert.

Mattias Sandsjö, conducting

Jämjö Orkesterförening

This weekend, yesterday, Mozarts Reuiem was performed in Kalmar Cathedral including Kalmar Cathedral Choir and Camerata Nordica från Oskarshamn.

featuring Brass, Timpani and Organ.
Pernilla Ingvarsdotter, sopran
Anna Thorstensson, alto
Jörgen Axelsson, tenor
Thomas Björklund Svensson, bas
Paul Thorstensson, dirigent
It was a full house in Kalmar Cathedral where a beautiful version of Mozarts Requiem was performed. Very pleasing to be offered to play this wonderful music in a quite recentely renovated Kalmar Cathedral (completed in dec 2013).
Thank you Paul Thorstensson for allowing me to join in and thanks to Camerata Nordica and the choir with its lovely personalities and singing talents. Thank you. 
Today a sample from A good life; first wrong then right was published at Wattpad.
Both in English and Swedish. Please go right ahead..
Back in Karlskrona after 3 fine concerts in Dalecarlia where Dalasinfoniettan celebrated 25 years as a Sinfonietta. Concerts in Orsa, Ludvika and finally in Falun where 40 especially invited guests came that had been working with Dalasinfoniettan during these 25 years. Very nice, both the concerts and the celebrating. Soloist was their own solo clarinetist Jonas Viklund who did a great job.
"Thank you Dalasinfoniettan for letting me take part of your celebration."
Andreas Eklöf 
Jonas Viklund      Clarinet
Cathrine Winnes  Conductor

Pieces performed; 
SIbelius          Valse Triste
M Peterson    And All The Trees In The Field Will Clap Their Hands
C Nielsen      Clarinet concerto
Sibelius          Pelléas och Mélisande

This week included a worldpremier in Gävle. The Italian composer Vito Palumbo, who among other things composes music to the Berlin Philharmonics, has composed this recorder concert written for Dan Laurin and Gävle Symfony Orchestra. Very exciting and inspiring. 
"Thank you Gävle Symfony Orchestra for an inspiring week."
Jaime Martin   Chefdirigent
Dan Laurin       Blockflöjt
Pieces performed;

Palumbo   Concerto for recorder Worldpremier
SIBELIUS     Symfoni nr. 2
Today A good life; first wrong then right, ISBN 978-91-7611-030-0, was released in Sweden by & publishing. The book is about Josef Abram and his turning point in life and how he changed his life to the better - a good life.
"Thank you for all inspiration to write this book. The story of Josef Abram and his turning point in life, has helped me a lot personally and I hope that it also reaches you, dear readers.

Thank you God, for a good life. First wrong, then right."

Andreas Eklöf

Today Nalleboken : "Hur Nalle hamnade i konserthuset978-91-9761-250-0, was again released by & publishing,
the third printing. Written by Jan-Erik Sääf, Andreas Eklöf and illustrated by Anna Sjölin (AnnaPenna). Only in Swedish . 
Today; Ett gott liv; först fel sedan rätt, ISBN 978-91-7611-051-5, was released by & publishing in the Swedish market. 

Today Kolsätt - min by i bilderISBN 978-9176-09-252-1, was released by & publishing. This is a new edition by Lena Eklöfs narration off her own home village Kolsätt, Härjedalen, Sweden, in pictures. Only in Swedish.
Today Lillfjäten & Nilssonsläkten i bilderISBN 978-9176-09-608-6, was released by & publishing. This book is a new edition off Lena Eklöfs narration in pictures for her children- and grandchildrens relatives village Lillfjäten, Dalarna, Sweden. Using the Nilsson family as the outset. Only in Swedish.