Tagged: M. Michael Brady

Seasonal simplicity

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The beginnings of the four seasons of the year, or “Earth’s Seasons” as they collectively are called in astronomical terms, are red-letter days (“Red Letter Days,”...

Is mass tourism good for Norway?

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the Conversation! M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Mass tourism, group travel on tours, started in the mid-19th century...

Baltic countries turning Nordic

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania increasingly think of themselves as Nordic rather than Eastern European M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, to the east across the Baltic...

To write better English, learn another language

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway As the editors of this newspaper and other periodicals occasionally lament,...

Icelanders drive the California coast

The road-tripping adventures of Ørn and Moa continue with a tour of iconic Route 1 M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Editor’s preface: Last spring, The Norwegian American correspondent and Oslo-area resident M. Michael Brady...

Maud returns home

With the once-sunken ship in Norwegian waters, the perilous part of its passage is now past M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen’s Maud, the ship built for the first transit of...

The Almost Nearly Perfect People

Booth’s less than glowing exploration of Scandinavia is garnering mixed reviews M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway At home in Copenhagen in April 2006, British journalist and travel writer Michael Booth opened the day’s newspaper...

CO2 shortage causes cuts in beer production

Though the gas is abundant, a lack of food-grade CO2 threatens breweries M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Carbon dioxide (CO2) is essential to life on Earth. Land animals, including humans, exhale it into the...

NAOB

NAOB er her!

Free online Bokmål dictionary is launched M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway “It’s a national event,” said Nils Heyerdahl, president of Det Norske Akademi (short name in Norwegian for “The Norwegian Academy for Language and...

Rallar and beslegge

Newer Norwegian words linked by history M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway According to the Global Language Monitor (www.languagemonitor.com), English now has more than a million words, and 5,400 new words are added each year....