One of the wonderful qualities of the internet is the fact that, in just the matter of moments, you can be connected with somebody on the other side of the globe. Many would argue that the creation of the internet and “digital age” has lead to a globalized economy, globalized cultures, and globalized connectivity.

A marble in Sweden. Resting lazily on a frozen lake.

I have grown up knowing about the size of our planet. We are nothing but a tiny ball floating in the emptiness that is space, yet we are still filled with animals, buildings, semiconductors, vaccines, ping pong tables, and fast food restaurants. We are teeming with life.

When you look at our accomplishments as a human species, we have done some pretty remarkable things. These days, most of us don’t really recognize how significant our little achievements are. Maybe it’s because those little achievements can be so commonplace that they lose meaning.

I for one don’t want to be guilty of being jaded by the idea that the world is overly connected.

So how about I try to reach out and touch every place on the planet? For real. Myself. Literally.

Speaking realistically, until free high speed travel all around the globe becomes a norm, I will never achieve this goal. I will have to meet this goal by being a little creative. And ingenuity isn’t a bad thing.

Life goal: I’m going to put a marble on each country on the planet.

Yup.

One tiny little marble, of no significance at all, will be sent by me to each country that is currently considered…well…a country.

In that way I can visit each country. Now I feel a little like I’m doing something in this world. Even if I just stay at home, I could still meet and talk to some really cool people. Me and these people may not share a custom, religion, language, or the same government rights, but we will forever be connected by a tiny little marble.

All of this from a little gesture.

The marble is indicated with a red arrow. It lives in Greece with it's new family.

So are you interested in helping me put a marble everywhere? Sure you are! So check my list and see if you’re not on it. If you’re not, that means I want to send you one.

If you’re interested feel free to email me at caolson777@gmail.com. There I will be sure to respond in a timely manner. You can feel free to ask me any questions so you can safe in knowing I’m not going to do anything unsavory.

Countries that have received a marble from me:

  1. The United States of America (home sweet home)
  2. Canada
  3. Sweden
  4. Lebanon
  5. Greece
  6. The Netherlands (twice)
  7. Norway
  8. New Zealand
  9. Australia
  10. Malaysia
  11. Germany
  12. Austria
  13. Lichtenstein
  14. Switzerland
  15. England
  16. Turkey

One Response to “Marbles”


  1. […] This marble, you see, deserves a box of its own. It has travelled about 7572km from USA to little Leksand. Why? Read more here! […]


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