Bert Menninga

American editor in Stockholm working for the media company Bonnier (my tweets are my own opinions and not Bonnier's. Just so you know.)


How Do You Say That in English?

Three Swedish words that the English language should steal.


As an expat, bilingualism comes with the territory. Although here…


How Do You Say That in English?

Three Swedish words that the English language should steal.


As an expat, bilingualism comes with the territory. Although here…


Passport to Nothing

It gets better. At least I hope it does.


The demise of DOMA came too late for my husband. Sure, as a Swedish man legally married to an American…


Singing Flat

A Vine idea of operatic proportions goes wrong.


I wouldn’t describe myself as an early adopter. Oh, I’ve been on the cusp a few times – in the early…

Publications edited by Bert Menninga

Posts about classical music

And we don’t mean tents


Patriot or Nationalist?

A rant for Independence Day.


It’s that day of the year, time for parades and flags, for hot dogs on the grill and watermelon and fireworks…


The Power of Zsa Zsa

One minor fact leads to another. More or less.


YouTube, the ultimate enabler for any number of questionable habits, is surely the mother lode…