Tagged: Eric Stavney

The Vikings Begin

Where did the Vikings come from?

An exhibit currently at Seattle’s Nordic Museum examines the origins of Viking society Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. As you step into the Nordic Museum’s exhibit rooms of “The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University,”...

An atypical betrayal

Book review John Sealy’s The Betrayal of Norway, published this spring, is surprisingly less about Quisling in WWII than the historically fictional account of Captain Wilhelm Schmidt of the German occupation force, who arrived...

Learn Norwegian to learn Norway

The possibilities of language Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. You want to learn more about Norwegian culture, its stories and traditions, and how Norwegians think? Learn Norwegian. According to Kramsch and Widdowson in Language and...

Don’t miss this bio of author Sigrid Undset

New in English Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. Some years ago I read Kristin Lavransdatter, that classic trilogy of historical novels written by Sigrid Undset. . I remembered being magically transported to Norway of the...

Nordic Museum opening - crowd

The new Nordic Museum opens in Seattle

A weekend of speeches and musical performances marks the much-awaited opening Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. The “new” Nordic Museum opened with fanfare in Seattle on the weekend of May 4-5, after an exhausting two...

Selja Island

The secret of Selje Island

Once home of St. Sunniva, this desolate island is home to mysterious ruins and legends Eric Stavney KKNW Scandinavian Hour Along the rugged coast of Western Norway lie thousands of desolate, rocky islands. Just...

Nordic Heritage Museum

Saying farewell to a beloved building

Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum upgrades its space, but the old digs will be missed Eric Stavney Seattle After nearly 40 years, the Nordic Heritage Museum closed one set of doors after Yulefest last November....

Christmas tree

Spiders, missing branches, and joy

A holiday tale of one family’s adventure in cutting their own Christmas tree Eric Stavney Seattle About four years ago my family decided to get a real Christmas tree the old way—cutting it down...