Tagged: M. Michael Brady

A history of money

Celebrating the bicentennial of Norges Bank M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Friday, June 14, 1816, two years and four weeks after the Norwegian Constitution was signed on the 17th of May, Norges Bank...

A small country with big numbers

How Norway’s book sector thrives despite the country’s small population M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norway is a country of readers. Some 93 percent of the population reads books other than schoolbooks and required...

Regions reformed

Norway’s 19 fylker to be reorganized into 11 regions in 2020 M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On June 8, the Norwegian Storting (Parliament) enacted the most comprehensive administrative reorganization of the country since the...

Norway’s top three vintage postcards

The stories behind travelers’ all-time favorite postcards to mail home from Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Despite texting and emailing, travelers still send postcards. Through the years, three Norwegian postcards have become venerable...

The calendar that once ruled Norway

Yardstick-like primstaver were the primary calendars of Scandinavia for centuries M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Before printing made almanacs and calendars everyday articles, Scandinavians used calendric devices made of wood, with lines or notches...

Dilemma: To jump or not to jump

New sculpture in Oslo’s Ekeberg Park is a monument to scary choices M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Dilemma, a new sculpture, now joins 34 others in the Ekebergparken Sculpture Park above downtown Oslo to...