Tag Archives: Sweden


Genealogy has been an interest to people on both sides of my family for as long as I remember. One of mom’s aunts involved herself in extensive research about her family’s German roots. She published a thick book about her … Continue reading

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Impossible Nostalgia

Time was passing by in reverse as I viewed antique photos that had been given to dad several years ago by Janet, one of dad’s cousins. She frequently visited northern Sweden in her ongoing quest to investigate our family’s history. … Continue reading

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Now that we’re finally finished with high calorie holiday eating, it boggles my mind that somebody decided to designate today as National Buffet Day.  What were they thinking?  Obviously they were not enamored with New Year’s resolutions. While chuckling at … Continue reading

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National Log Cabin Day

Log cabins have long been a symbol of American frontier spirit.  They have also been a part of politics in this country. Seven early Presidents were born in log cabins. The humble structures have also been used in partisan politics, … Continue reading

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Pirate Party

My political junkie friend, Anders, called me from Finland a few days ago to probe the depths of my mind about a few topics.  He has a way with words that always makes me smile.  He wondered if something called … Continue reading

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The Anglo Swedish War

Russia has been a major factor in the foreign relations of nations for centuries. This has been especially true in regards to Scandinavia. To the Russian factor, we find Britain’s relations with the European mainland, especially its dealings with France. The crazy quilt of … Continue reading

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Vinland Is Discovered

I count myself as one of those people who love a great adventure saga. The closer to truth the odyssey appears to be, the more curious I become. The more a story is glossed over, the more fascinated with it I am. The … Continue reading

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