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Month: December 2018

The Forgotten King – Chapter 9, Part 1

The sound of voices awoke Helen the next morning. Her eyes opened wide and she looked around, seized by anxiety, forgetting for a few moments where she was and who she was with. The sun was just peering over the Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 10, Part 3

Light and consciousness filled Helen’s mind, but she didn’t open her eyes. She was lying on something soft and warm, not cold like the snow-covered ground she expected. Everything around her was quiet. The light coming through her eyelids was Read more…


The American Search for Hygge

“Americans are so interested in hygge,” Mormor says, “but they will never understand it.” I first learned the word hygge while studying the Danish language on Duolingo. The pronunciation is a little bit tricky, but you can probably get away with Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 10, Part 2

Neil barely slept. He was sure he was right, but his mind was horribly muddled. He seemed to be thinking everything and nothing all at once. He tried to convince himself that it was better to betray Helen before she Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 10, Part 1

The sun was setting by the time the boat reached the northern shore and it was still cold enough to prevent Neil’s and Helen’s clothes from drying quickly. Helen sat wrapped in a blanket, trying to read Neil’s book in Read more…


Learning Danish

Bjørnen spiser æbler med anden. The bear eats apples with the duck. Manden løber langt væk, da han ser brødknive på bordet. The man runs far away when he sees bread knives on the table. Familien svømmer fra Danmark til Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 11, Part 3

She took a deep breath to calm herself and stop the noisome emotion that was threatening to overwhelm her, but something outside of her suddenly seemed wrong. It was colder. Involuntarily, she shivered. Confused, she tried to find some change Read more…


Childhood Christmas Traditions

I love Christmas. It’s my second-favorite holiday. Even though our finances are tighter now than they have ever been before, I still enjoy the feeling the holiday brings. I’m entering a new phase now, too: the mother of a child Read more…


The Forgotten King – Chapter 11, Part 2

Helen woke up the next morning before dawn came through the windows. She blinked a few times, forcing the blurriness out of her eyes, then looked over at Neil’s cot. It was empty. She jumped out of bed and looked Read more…


The Adventures of Happy Boy & Sassy Girl: After Bedtime

Happy Boy and Sassy Girl are always happy when Daddy comes home. Since they haven’t seen him all day, they do everything they can to stay awake so that he can put them to bed. Happily, Happy Boy blows kisses Read more…