My life in Wiener Dog

Everybody in Norway owns a wiener dog. Everybody. This is the only way I can think to explain the wiener … More

Home things

When I was a kid, my mom used to make us do chores on Saturdays. She’d put on Whitesnake or the … More

Bread: a pro/con list

The integrity of a sandwich lies entirely in the consistency and quality of the bread. This is why Jimmy John’s–in spite of … More

Norwegian Prison

ACN had a visitor today: Jan Strømnes, deputy head of Halden Prison in Norway. He gave a talk over our … More

Being Norwegian

I was joking with one of my students about my tiny hope that Norway will decide to keep me (so I don’t … More

Norwegian Commercials

There are plenty of American shows on TV, but all the commercials are full-blood Norwegian. I have no idea what anybody’s … More


Emily and I have done a fair amount of shopping now, and I think I’ve gotten a handle on what’s … More