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Month: October 2016

Launching New Website

Today I am launching my new website NordicLike Because I grew up in Denmark, because I studied Scandinavian Languages and Literature at UC Berkeley (BA) and at UW (MA), because I’m a hybrid of two cultures, because I love to write, because I love to educate, and because the Nordic Way is my way, I now have a platform where my knowledge, my research, and my passion for all Nordic can take form. I will delve into history, culture, and climate to present the Nordic Way. Like some people are anglophiles or francophiles, perhaps… Read more Launching New Website

The American Dream

My father loved Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, and the American Dream. Crossing the Atlantic in the early 1950’s from Denmark to North Carolina, he soon wrote to his sweetheart back home to come over to God’s own country and get married. A year later I was born. The American Dream took hold. But not so fast. My mother didn’t like it. She missed the old country. And they went back. There, I grew up with American cars, 50’s and 60’s style. I listened to Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, and the… Read more The American Dream

All Its Ways

There is a sense of make-believe about much of life, as if it were a play. I buy books I won’t read for year, or keep up the appearance of my house, or do so much for a “future” I am not even guara… Source: All Its Ways

Don’t Quit!

I often wonder why I quit. Quit jobs, quit careers, quit projects. My father taught me perseverance. His mantra was: Don’t quit! I remember when I started the School of Journalism right out of high school and stayed for one year, then flunked several exams and had to quit. He was livid. Never seen him that angry and disappointed. I was sad but really, I wasn’t ready. Is that it? That I’m not ready? I graduated with a master degree after six straight years, through community college and universities. I… Read more Don’t Quit!