Year: 2010

There’s a popular saying in Sweden. “Det finns inga dåliga väder, bara dåliga kläder,” which, although it doesn’t rhyme in English, means, “There is no bad weather, only bad clothes.” How strange. I totally could have sworn that this weather really sucks. Apparently I’ve been misinformed. It’s my clothes that

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A couple Tuesdays ago, I visited Skatteverket (the Swedish tax office) to apply for my personnummer. The personnummer is the Swedish equivalent of an American Social Security number. In Sweden, you kind of need this number to do anything outside of just breathing. Not having a personnummer excludes you from

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A lot of what makes for good writing is having the time to write. After spending most of 2009 in Sweden, I’ve been back in America since December. Since being Stateside, I’ve realized that I just haven’t had the time or inspiration to write as much or as often as

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Part 2 of 2 on the life of Sigvard Bernadotte. See the earlier story of his battle to be reinstated as a prince at this link. While Sigvard Bernadotte may not have left our world as a prince, he is commonly referred to as the “Design Prince of Sweden.” That

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For decades, Malmö was easily recognized by the image of a monstrous, seaside gantry crane. When plans were announced to remove it in the 1990’s, a movement began to establish a new icon for the city, resulting in this unique, twisting, 54-story skyscraper.

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Is this thing on? Can you hear me? Testing, testing… Today’s report is being broadcast to you all the way from Kentucky, in the heart of God’s Great United States. After finishing up a European tour with my band Metroschifter last month, I returned to my hometown of Louisville. A

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