Author Archives: Ron Pavellas

About Ron Pavellas

Expatriate Californian living in Sweden with wife. Retired from employment in the USA. Currently focused on blog articles and creative writing.

Being An American in Sweden

I’ve been living in Stockholm for ten years. I like it. I like that I can speak English to a stranger without even wondering if he or she will answer in kind. I reckon around 95% of the people I … Continue reading

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A Glorious National Day for Sweden

In that Sweden’s National Day, 6 June, has been an official holiday only since the year 2005, one can reasonably ask: “what do we Swedes celebrate on this day?” Some answers are found here in an article in The Local, … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Act of Royal Succession, 1810-present

On 27 January 2007 I became a Swedish citizen. I was able to retain my USA citizenship due to friendly rules in each country. On 6 June 2008, Sweden’s National Day, I attended a welcoming ceremony for new citizens at … Continue reading

Posted in Örebro, Democracy, Government, Stockholm City Hall, Stockholms stadshuset, Sverige, Sweden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment