With NRK’s addictive live “Piip-Show” stream of birds, squirrels, and “an egg a day,” Norway’s wildlife may make human life much more sedate.
Sharing holiday cheer with friends abroad is a challenge in the United States.
Roosters, soft drinks, witches, alcohol, traffic, and crime novels are among the features of Scandinavian Easter that Americans may not understand.
As we struggle with the darkness of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, we consider Sankta Lucia – St. Lucy, patron of blindness, celebrated with light.
With a troublesome tradition of sacrifice and pranks, the Swedish Christmas goat in Gävle fights his annual battle against arsonists.
Advent has begun, with the traditional national debate in Sweden over religious influence in school celebrations.
The Norwegian butter crisis provides both a relief and a nuisance in the holiday season.
Small-town news from Norway provides summer relief from the usual media.
As an Independence Day gift to Norwegian friends, the author suggests they – and other nations – review their U.S. bond portfolios.
A brief revisiting of Valentine’s Day that first appeared via Facebook.
Shifting the holiday focus from sales to relationships can provide both social and economic benefits.
The twilight time of Halloween/All Saints’ corresponds all too well with the 2010 U.S. elections.