Moonrise on Jupiter

A Glimpse into the Thoughts & Imaginings of Vibeke Hiatt

October Books

Do you read October books? Even before the weather gets cooler, I can feel fall coming. With that feeling comes a strong desire to read ghost stories—stories that tingle my spine and chill my bones. I want something to get Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: Preschool, Part 2

Happy Boy is happy when he’s learning. Even though Mom tells him that it’s summer vacation and they aren’t having preschool, he wants to learn. So she buys him a small workbook. He finishes it, cover to cover, in two Read more…


The Other Side of the Danish Welfare State

Over the past few years, I have seen a lot of articles shared on social media about the Scandinavian welfare state. I think it is natural, when there are problems in our own society, to look to the models of Read more…


Viral Religion

Author’s Note: The views expressed in this post are my responsibility and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When I started this blog, I hesitated to share my religious views. Even Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: The Cleverness of Friendly Boy

He is a few months shy of a year old, but already Friendly Boy is the long-suffering little brother. Happy Boy pulls him around as they “play,” happily smothering Friendly Boy with love. He piles on blankets and pillows, pretending Read more…


My Struggle with Anxiety & Depression

Originally Published November 2017 My life is a paradox. At least it is right now. I know that if I eat healthier, go outside more, and get daily exercise, the anxiety and depression I suffer with will subside. But because Read more…


The Listener

He has opinions. He has beliefs. He is like anyone else in that he feels strongly about current events in the world and events in history. But he won’t show it in long, passionate, arrogant posts. His attitude is not, Read more…


My Views on Immigration

Author’s Note: The views expressed in this post are my responsibility and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am the daughter of an immigrant. My mom came to the United Read more…


My Favorite Place

Originally Published April 2018 The library. A magical realm where everything is possible. A place of quiet where imagination is unbound. A repository of knowledge where questions are answered. As a girl, I wanted to live in the library. As Read more…


At the Ocean

Originally Published June 2018 At the age of 37, I experienced another first. A couple of weeks ago, our family went to the beach. This wasn’t just standing by the sea and watching the waves or dipping my toes in Read more…