Tagged: Emily C. Skaftun

A white elephant with a santa hat on.

The white elephant in the room

How to make gift-giving fun Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American For many years I thought the only way to make gifting possible for large groups was the Secret Santa approach. You know the...

Ed Egerdahl filling in his crossword puzzle.

Crossing words with a crossword EDitor

Filling in the method and madness behind Ed Egerdahl’s Norsk-Engelsk Kryssord Puzzles Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Those who’ve been solving the crosswords a long time know a few tricks. First, look for...

A popular Norwegian postcard depicting a woman sitting on top of a pig.

The Norwegian American crowdfunding updates

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American It’s been about four months since we ended our second Indiegogo campaign. We did it (for those of you just tuning in) because we lose money making this...

Is hate a Norwegian (-American) value?

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American I want nothing more than to let this subject go for once and all, but I’m afraid I can’t resist getting in the last word on it first....

Crowdfunding and the way forward

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American In a surprise turn of events, with contributions that have come in over the phone, by mail, and of course through our Indiegogo campaign, some two weeks after...

Pride of country and journalistic integrity

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Another year has gone by, as measured in Syttende Mais. In this issue in particular we celebrate Norway, country of our ancestry. Hipp hipp hurra for deg, Norge!...

A Viking tour of Waterford, Ireland

From fancy glass to rugged stone, this Irish city has a long and surprisingly Nordic history Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American If the name of Waterford, Ireland, brings anything to mind, it’s most...

Education isn’t one-size-fits-all

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American In my mind, as a teenager, there was never a backup plan: I was going to a four-year college, and I was going right away. Anything else would...