The Sweet Sound of Danish Pop

Liam – January 14, 2019 A few weeks ago, I was picking up tacos from a favorite neighborhood taco joint when I ran into my friend James. I was power-walking down the sidewalk like a 1980s mall-walker on an Orange Julius sugar high in an effort to get the tacos home before they got cold.…

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Top Ten Scandinavian Inventions

Ella – January 7, 2019 In Latin, Januarius means month of Janus, after the god of beginnings and transitions. Including 29 days, this first new month of the year was added to the calendar around 713 BC. King Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome (715-673 BC), divided the year into twelve lunar months. However, upon the advice of Cleopatra’s…

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There’s No Place Like “Home”

Mia – December 24, 2018 Today being Christmas Eve has put me in a family mood. I’m thinking about not only my husband and children, but also my parents and grandparents. Right after Thanksgiving, my dad had his right knee replaced. That’s a routine surgical procedure for men his age—he’s in his mid-60s—and he’s healing…

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Warm Drinks, Warm Hearts

Ella – December 4, 2018 While searching the web for some good warm winter drink recipes, I came across an interesting observation: “Gløgg is liquid hygge.” It’s true! Coziness (the approximate translation of the Danish word “hygge”) abounds this time of year, from plushy sweaters to cinnamon-spiced candles to slipper socks roasting by the fire.…

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