Author: M. Michael Brady

M. Michael Brady
M. Michael Brady was born, raised, and educated as a scientist in the United States. After relocating to the Oslo area, he turned to writing and translating. In Norway, he is now classified as a bilingual dual national.
Atlantic Crossing

Atlantic Crossing

M. Michael Brady reviews the show Atlantic Crossing, which retells the story of Princess Märtha’s historical exile in the United States.

romjul

Romjul

In this edition of Words about words, M. Michael Brady discusses the origins of the term romjul, the period between Christmas and New Year’s.

svarteper

Svarteper turns purple

M. Michael Brady discusses the folkloric figure Svarteper (Black Pete, or Zwarte Piet in Dutch), a side-kick to Santa with a racist overtone.

bag

Bag, a chameleon word

M. Michael Brady carries readers through the surprising history of bag, from its mysterious origins to its arrival on the baseball field.

Chile’s Odfjell Vineyards

Dan Odfjell’s lifelong dream of becoming a farmer matured in an unexpected place: he now runs Odfjell Vineyards in Chile’s Maipo Valley.