I’m oddly emotional about the fact that two Norwegians have a share each in the prize for medicine. Never heard of them, but I had to choke back a tear nevertheless. Norwegians winning stuff will do that to me. Apparently in most areas where something can be won.
Norwegian independence day
Given the Norwegian media coverage of the Swedish wedding this weekend, it seems appropriate that today is the anniversary of the Norwegian independence from Sweden. If we had celebrated this as a national day instead of May 17, there would have been a trifecta of Scandinavian national days in a row. Denmark on June 5,… Continue reading Norwegian independence day
Quotation Monday #7: National anthem
Since it is the Norwegian constitution day today. Norway, thine is our devotion, Land of hearth and home, Rising storm-scarr’d from the ocean, Where the breakers foam. Oft to thee our thoughts are wending, Land that gave us birth, And to saga nights still sending Dreams upon our earth, And to saga nights still sending… Continue reading Quotation Monday #7: National anthem
Signs of Spring in Norway
Every year there are certain signs that spring is coming to Norway: the snow is melting, the crocuses are popping up – and there is a possibility of widespread trade union strikes hanging over our heads. In Norway, the trade unions hold the potential to paralyze the country for weeks on end. The unions have… Continue reading Signs of Spring in Norway