Speaking

I enjoy speaking to groups who have a thing for lefse and lutefisk. Presentations are about 30 minutes and are on “Lefse, Lutefisk, and the Importance of Humor.” They include rolling lefse, celebrating the value of tradition, telling clean jokes (mostly), teaching stoic Scandinavians how to tell jokes, and crowd participation from kicking-and-screaming “volunteers” who hate telling jokes—but then succeed beyond their wildest dreams. We also sing lefse songs, including “Keep On Rollin’”, which premiered in my newest book, Keep On Rolling! Life on the Lefse Trail and Learning to Get a Round. “Keep On Rollin’” is an original song about lefse and tradition, music by Eric Sherburne and lyrics by me.


Upcoming Events

Vonheim Lodge Sons of Norway

Date: March 10, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Norway House, Lilehaugen Room, 913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Vonheim Lodge Sons of Norway

“Lefse and Lutefisk: Three Lessons” will be my topic when I speak at the Vonheim Lodge. I will also sell my books, lefse, and related products on this Saturday afternoon.

Vestland Lodge Sons of Norway

Date: March 20, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Minnetonka City Hall, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN

Vestland Lodge Sons of Norway

I return to the Vestland Lodge for an evening of dining, speaking, and selling my books, lefse, and related products. Come out for a fun night!

Elvesvingen Lodge Sons of Norway Mankato

Date: May 12, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Bethlehem Lutheran  Church, 720 South 2nd Street, Mankato MN

Elvesvingen Lodge Sons of Norway Mankato

Speaking and selling books, lefse, and related products at this very active lodge in Mankato, Minnesota. Topic: “Lefse, Lutefisk, and the Importance of Humor.” 5:30 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran  Church, 720 South 2nd Street.

Synnove-Nordkap Lodge Sons of Norway

Date: September 11, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Luther Hall at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

Synnove-Nordkap Lodge Sons of Norway

Let the lefse season begin with a fun presentation to the Synnove-Nordkap Lodge in St. Paul. Also selling books, lefse, and related products.


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