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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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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Danes Soar to New Heights

Liam – September 24, 2018 My friend Anthony is short. About 5’6″. He’s single and is routinely asked by the women on his dating apps, “How tall are you?” And that’s about as far as the conversation goes. “There’s no way they’re going to be interested if that’s the first thing they want to know…

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