Today at Last Word on Nothing I have a little essay about eating whale meat.
This spring while I was living in Sweden I had a lovely visit with my friend Veronica and her family in northern Norway. I took the train three hours west to Narvik, a town on the Norwegian coast, then a six-hour bus ride to Veronica’s house. A six-hour bus ride would be tedious in some places, but in the Lofoten Islands it’s your own private six-hour panoramic vista of amazing nature.
If you read it, you’ll see that I mention the gorgeous embroidery in the 17th of May parade. Here’s the back of Veronica’s dress.