Tagged: M. Michael Brady

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“Red-letter days”

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Everyone knows what holidays are about. Almost. A glance at a commonplace wall calendar or pocket diary for the year will reveal many sorts of holidays....

haute route

Norway can boast two haute routes

Long-distance ski trekking M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The Haute Route (literally “High Route”) is the classic of mountaineering traverses through the Alps. It was first hiked and climbed by English mountaineers in the...

Yggdrasill

Scholar examines roots of Yggdrasill

Norwegian author Maria Kvilhaug views Norse myths anew, in English-language book M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Yggdrasill, from the Old Norse, is a gigantic, mythical ash tree that interconnects the nine realms of Norse...

World Inequality Report

World inequality

Gap between rich and poor least in Scandinavia M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Around the world since 1980, the income gap between rich and poor has gone up, with significant differences among countries. In...

Vårfluesjøen, Svalbard

Precipitation threatens Svalbard

The archipelago’s wet winters may presage a future of flooding Torgeir O. Røthe & Jostein Bakke Bjerknes Center for Climate Research Trans. M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In recent winters Svalbard has been wetter...

Hadrian's Wall

Icelanders walk (hike) Hadrian’s Wall

Walking is an ideal way to experience this ancient structure and some of its marvels M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Ørn Sævarsson Oslo, Norway Editor’s preface: In the spring of 2015, M. Michael Brady,...

Seabed Constructor

Norwegian ship resumes search for missing plane

News from Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Jan. 10, the Malaysian government signed an agreement with a Houston-based private company, Ocean Infinity, to start a new search in the Southern Indian Ocean...

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On the Road, Norwegian Style

Book review: Rett Vest, Cape Cod til Big Sur M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In the spring of 2008, Norwegian author Morten A. Strøksnes drove across the continental USA, tasked with “researching America and...

Haugesund Sound

Sund and Sound

Two words, one entangled relationship M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The modern Norwegian word sund comes directly from the Old Norse word for a narrow fairway (smalt farvann). It’s seldom used alone but is...