Category Archives: Scandinavia

Skål! I Found A Place That Has A Two-Dollar Breakfast And A Swedish Carriage Cushion!

Do you know what turns my stomach? Shelling out too much money at restaurants. So when I found cheap eats in a Scandinavian setting, I raised a box of Dryck Lingon in celebration at one of central Ohio’s newest stores: … Continue reading

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Knitting My “Shield of Norway” Mittens, I Conquered Fair Isle and Remembered My Visit to Trondheim, Norway

“A Cruise of Norway’s Fiords Reveals Scenic Treasures,” an article I wrote for the July 3, 1994 issue of The Columbus Dispatch, sums up the highlights of my August 1993 vacation in Norway. In Lillehammer, I rode the lifts that … Continue reading

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Wander Through the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning and Take a 90-Minute Tour Around the World

When a lecture isn’t taking place inside, a classroom is one of my favorite hangouts on a college campus. After-hours at Sweet Briar, I’d go to my Arts Management seminar room on the second floor of the Anne Gary Pannell … Continue reading

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Nikolina the Nordic Needle Nisse Visits Central Ohio

Nordic Needle is a business in Fargo, North Dakota that sells Hardanger embroidery and other types of needlework. Last summer, it invited interested customers to host a nisse named Nikolina for a short visit to their home. Nikolina’s hosts were … Continue reading

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