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Ei kjerring, av norrønt kerling, er ei gift kone eller ei gammal kvinne av det breie lag av folket. Ordet seier noko om kjønn, samfunnslagslag og alder eller ektesapeleg status; for somme kan det ha ein negativ biklang eller bli oppfatta direkte nedsetjande. WikipediaVi har gjennomgått tiår med kvinnefokus og kamp for kvinners rettigheter.  Etter fokus på oppvaskhansker og kjoleforklær, zalo og salmiakk i en periode dukket Nora for alvor opp og Dukkehjemmet ble rokket ved. Kjerringa i det hjemmet var Torvald.
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Old edition of Moby Dick by Herman Melville

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Moby Dick or, The Whale
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A letter to my friends - Children first - New year wish 2017

My dear Friends,
Its been a while. But it is time. For change. I am writing to ask you a favour. Not for me, but for our children and our grandchildren.
It can be difficult to teach an old dog new tricks – a saying. The old dog being me and perhaps you. Still - we are the ones who need to teach the children new tricks. To educate them on how to take care of eachother and of the planet.
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