Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Anniversaries of a Lifetime

This year marks a very special year for the beloved churches of Årdal, Norway. It’s not only the 100th anniversary of the “new” church in Årdal, but also the incredible and historical 400th anniversary of the old church.

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A Mysterious Fortress on the Oslo Fjord

A woman named Mantelgeisten appears out of the darkness in a long robe. Prison chains rattle. Screams of horror and torture linger from the dungeons. Known to be the most haunted castle in Norway, Akershus Fortress attracts more than three million visitors every year...

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If You Turned 70 during 2018, You Should Read This

Happy belated birthday, and congratulations on now needing to understand required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your annuities! Annuities are a great way to supplement your social security or pension plans. Not only do they accumulate cash tax-deferred, but they also offer you guaranteed payments for life. When the markets are volatile, it is nice to know that your annuity is protecting [...]

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Norway in International Politics

Over the past couple of years, I’ve published a blog on various topics pertaining to international diplomacy, first on and then on While I enjoyed the opportunity to get my thoughts out there, I was never sure I was reaching quite the right audience.

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Sales Support Specialist Wanted

About Us Sons of Norway, a financial services and international cultural organization headquartered in Minneapolis, began with shared values and a simple promise of financial security when like-minded people came together to protect their families, celebrate their culture and strengthen their community. For more than 120 years, we’ve lived our mission to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, [...]

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Out of this World: Solobservatoriet

Imagine wandering into a glowing planetary system nestled deep within a forest. No, your eyes are not tricking you. Celebrated architecture and design firm Snøhetta is designing a new planetarium and visitor center for Norway’s largest astronomical facility.

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