"Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the state has lost its mind is intolerable, and so the evidence has to be internally denied."
Actually, Harmony, My grandfather's family was from Sweden, and my grandmother's family was from Norway. Not sure which cities without digging through a bunch papers that are boxed-up. They did the mass immigration thing in the late 1800's and ended up in Nort' Dakota as farmers. My grandmother's maiden name was Krogen. Don't want to mention my grandfathe's name here--but it's one of the most common scandahoovian names.
Figure Norway to be a pretty good place to be right now. The USA -- the worst place to be outside of Darfur. Great to have someone from the old country here on the board.