Bernt Olsen

This is my grandfather, Bernt Anker Olsen. We call him Pop. He was born in Norway in October of 1912. When he was 15 he applied for a position on a boat, lied about his age, and began his sailing ...Read More

042803mom

Syttende Mai is Norwegian Independence Day ... May 17th. After 400 years of Danish rule, Norway peacefully declared its independence by calling a constitutional convention, and on the 17th of May, 1814, the Constituent Assembly at Eidsvold ratified a Norwegian ...Read More

042603park

The first thing I remember was getting "hoofed" in the head by a cow in Norway. I was a wee lad, and I've always held that moment somewhat responsible for the occasional birthmark between my eyebrows ... that, and the ...Read More

0213gtrs

Listening to a "leaked" (KaZaa) copy of the new Cat Power album ... You Are Free ... actually, speaking of free, I'm in a kind of denial, I think. Plenty of time, I convince myself, to fly to pay respects ...Read More

A small garden shrine nestled away at Our Sisters of Mercy.

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