Music Is the Language We Can All Understand

Liam – August 12, 2019 In three days, on August 15th, America – and perhaps the world – will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival. Yes, for a few days in August 1969 on a farm in White Lake, New York, love, music and community reigned supreme. Billed as “An Aquarius Exposition:…

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Making an Economy Out of Cleanliness

Liam – July 22, 2019 In Denmark, “green” is as Danish as out-of-season apple pie is American. What I love most about my Danish heritage is that it’s rich with innovative ideas that improve people’s lives. And I mean, really rich. Like Warren Buffet rich. Innovations like establishing the world’s first bike path and LEGOs…

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Danish Star Power Keeps Us Tuning In

Mia – May 28, 2019 Like 19.3 million other Americans, my husband and I tuned into the final episode of “Game of Thrones” earlier this month. We taped it, of course, because nothing about GOT is suitable for children as young as our Jake, Astrid and Alex, but that just made it seem more like…

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Danes Take on Global Threat of Insect Apocalypse

Liam – April 8, 2019 During my final summer as a counselor at an overnight camp in Michigan, I experienced a harrowing run-in with a horde of earwigs. They’re those bugs that look a little like less-friendly lightning bugs with pincers protruding from their rumps instead of a pretty bio-luminescent glow. I was at the…

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Never Too Late for Love

Ingrid – February 11, 2019 Last week, I told you about the book I bought for Farfar, Kierkegaard’s Works of Love, when I was visiting my brother in Seattle. Yesterday, I brought it to Farfar at The Danish Home. He was familiar with the book by the famous Danish philosopher but hadn’t yet read it.…

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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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