Savoring Jämtland

July weekend on Åreskutan, 4650′ high in the Swedish ‘Alps.’

We stayed for the views, but came for the food—thanks to guest Jenny and a wait-list opening at Fäviken, Magnus Nilsson’s Michelin-starred treasure in nearby Järpen.

Accommodations at Tott Hotell Åre were an equally pleasant surprise. Would love to see this magic mount in its winter glory…

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Guilford grace

Summer sun at the Soell cottage on Long Island Sound.

Summer secret

Sunny stopover at Grisslinge Beach en route to Värmdö.

Drone dabbling

Taking the Mavic Air for a spin on a dusky Skinnarviksberget evening.

Celebrating Stephanie

On a personal and historical as well as professional note, this week one of my first mentees — starting six years ago when I was still a postdoc in Texas, continuing remotely during my tenure in New York, and wrapping up in my past two years in Sweden — successfully defended her PhD in Biochemistry from Stockholm University.

Many congratulations, Dr Stephanie Heusser; I hope our scientific and spiritual paths continue to intersect for many years to come.

Valborgs in Gävle

Celebrating Valborgsmässoafton 100 miles north of Stockholm at the University of Gävle, in concert with local flavor Gefle Dränger, Gävle Vokalensemble, and Babsan.

Summoning Stradivarius

Visiting the violin workshop of Maestro Stefano Conio in the birthplace of Antonio Stradivari.