Tagged: M. Michael Brady

The light and dark origins of Lucia

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The name Lucia is most known as that of an Italian martyr, Santa Lucia (often but not always “St. Lucy” in English), who died at the...

The Norwegian seaman in decline

The last old salt M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norwegians have heeded the call of the sea ever since the Vikings set sail in their longships. With time, that inclination engendered a shipping sector...

Cabin Book from Hell

Norwegian comedian’s book details his reluctant attempt to love the outdoors M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Are Kalvø (1969- ) was born and grew up in Stranda, a municipality in the Sunn­møre region of...

Rules that restrain

Janteloven M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Restraint in fear of recrimination lies deep in Norway, as persuasively argued by Aksel Sandemose (1899–1965), a Danish-born Norwegian experimental novelist. He went to sea in his youth,...

Aass Brewery

Aass Brewery is Norway’s oldest

A long and hoppy history M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway At age 16 in 1852, Poul Lauritz Aass left the family farm near the bucolic hamlet of Skotselv in Buskerud County, bid farewell with...

Saving Oseberg initiative results

Nanotechnology may be key to rescuing Viking ship artifacts damaged by earlier preservation attempts M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The Oseberg find is the world’s most comprehensive collection of Viking Age wooden artifacts. It...

The coining of quisling

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Quisling is a term that originated in Norway. In the Scandinavian languages and in English, it denotes a person who collaborates with an enemy, and in general it’s a...

Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929)

Notable Norwegians With M. Michael Brady In June 2007, the International Conference on Institutional Economics was held in the Valdres district of Norway, marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of economist and sociologist...

Winter Night in Gallery finale

Norway’s national painting is the star of the last exhibit to run in current National Gallery building M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The National Gallery of Norway’s ongoing finale exhibition is “Infinite Landscapes,” a...

krafse

Norway’s little-known tool trio

The krafse, krafsebrett & fyllhakke are unbeatable for working the surface of the ground M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway All peoples have devised implements and tools to meet their needs. Aside from those bound...