Tag Archives: Norway

Is English Closer to Norse Languages Than Germanic?


As an English speaker who had a few years of German and am now studying Norwegian  (why not, it’s very similar to Icelandic) and Icelandic (I have a few Icelandic friends and is related to Norwegian) and I’ve noticed that, where in … Continue reading

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Whaling Prehistory and Culture


Prehistoric Cultures Were Hunting Whales At Least 3,000 Years Ago    ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2008) — Recent findings by a Russian-American research team suggest that prehistoric cultures were hunting whales at least 3,000 years ago, 1,000 years earlier than was previously … Continue reading

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Remembrance of Things Past: Norway


The Past Is a Foreign Country By JO NESBO, Published: July 26, 2011  A FEW days ago, before the bombing here and the shootings on Utoya Island, a friend and I were talking about how the joy of being alive always … Continue reading

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Norway: Tragedy in the Enlightened North


A Higher Calling The giddy rush of realizing you are committed to a higher purpose, that you are purposed in life to a greater good.  The cool sweet air and clear vision of preternatural commitment the ultimate truth is what, … Continue reading

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