Efteråret Overflod (Autumn Abundance)

October 1, 2015   Historically speaking, the months of September and October are known as harvest.  As I’m sure you’ve heard, there is even a moniker given (the “Harvest Moon”) to this lunar phase that falls closest to the autumn equinox, which occurred on Sept. 23.  The harvest moon was significant because during this time…

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Hej Efterår (Hello Autumn)

September 23, 2015   Although no one truly wants to acknowledge it, today is the day that summer is officially over.  And although I hate to be the bearer of bad news, I have to admit that I actually don’t find the start of autumn to be all that devastating. Yes, the days are getting…

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Sensommer (late summer)

August 27, 2015   Happy 99th birthday to the United States Park Service!  I recently learned that on August 26, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, which created the National Park Service (NPS). Today there are 408 national parks covering more than 84 million acres of land across the U.S!   Fun fact:…

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95th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

August 20, 2015   If you read the news Tuesday chances are you heard that it was the 95th birthday of a pretty important (ok, very important) day in history– the anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.   The importance of this ratification to the Constitution…

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Summer Holiday

August 13, 2015   As usual, the summer has really flown by, and I’m sure most of us are wishing that it would just continue on (although parents with school-aged children may disagree)!   Most of us are finishing up the last of our summer holidays (and already looking forward to next year’s trip, only…

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Most Famous Dane Makes Headlines…Again

July 7, 2015   Denmark’s most famous Dane has been in the news as of late, 140 years (nearly to the day) since his death.   Hans Christian Andersen, beloved children’s author, novelist, poet and Danish National Treasure, lived from April 2, 1805 to August 4, 1875, yet in those 70 years left a lasting…

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A Summer Day the Danish Way

July 30, 2015  ‘I love the Danish summer, it’s the best day of the year.” It’s safe to say that this year (and especially this summer) has been a pretty wacky one for weather.  Between the rain deluge in June and the stifling heat we’re experiencing here in the Chicago-area this week, it seems that…

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Only the Best is Good Enough

July 23, 2015   Back in March I wrote a post about Danish super-company and all-around awesome toy brand LEGO.   Lego is synonymous with childhood, innovation and play, and it’s easy to see why it’s on Time’s 100 All-Time Greatest Toys list.   Today it would be difficult to find a person, young or old,…

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