When I held the 'Doctoral Dissertation at the University of Agder 99' in my hand, I'm not sure how to describe my feelings at that point of time. At least I am glad it's finished even though it's imperfect. I can see some possibilities for new paths here and there; but all that needs to wait until one final round: the 'trial lecture' and the 'Disputas'. For that I am starting to feel some necessary pressure. The learning process is not over yet. Then again, it will and should never be over, right?