Category Archives: Folk School Movement and Grundtvig

I can’t sleep, but there are dreams….Myles Horton

Quote from Myles Horton: I can’t sleep, but there are dreams. What you must do is go back, get a simple place, move in and you are there. The situation is there. You start with this and you let it … Continue reading

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Let Us Live For One Another

I first learned this song at the 75th anniversary of the town of Rosholt, South Dakota where a large part of my family settled after coming from Sweden in the late 1800s.  An older man played this song in Norwegian … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Seminar

I spent a weekend on the premises of Scandinavian Seminar in Amherst, MA a few decades ago for a gathering of the Folk Education Association of America.  Scandinavian Seminar sent students from the US to folk schools in Denmark.  Here’s … Continue reading

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The Danish Solution

I just watched The Danish Solution, about how the Danes saved 95% of Jews in their country, and escorted the majority to Sweden.  You can watch it at www.hulu.com for free with a few commercials.  The narrator, Garrison Keillor, says … Continue reading

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Welcome

This blog is intended to be a place for lifelong learning, drawing inspiration from the folk school movement that began in Denmark.  I have published two chapters on this: The Life of the People: The Legacy of N.F.S. Grundtvig & … Continue reading

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Folk School Movement, Grundtvig and the Happiness Factor

Recent social studies have identified Danish people as being the happiest people in the world. Oprah Winfrey went to Denmark to try to find out why they are so happy and was impressed by all the benefits from the social … Continue reading

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