THE ALTHING

All things Scandinavian.



My name is Allen Dean Peterson, and this is The Althing. The idea of a website focused on Scandinavian culture from an American perspective had been in my mind for many years. I finally put the idea into action in 2011 and the result was The Althing.

The Althing is a one-man show, so updates are sporadic. My day job is supervising library services for the Florida Department of Corrections, where I have worked for fifteen years. Nine of those years were supervising the libraries at Union Correctional Institution in Raiford, Florida, home of Florida's death row. Before that I worked 26 years in my family's Danish bakery in St. Augustine, Florida. By the end I was the baker and manager. I am one half Danish through my father and one eighth Norwegian through my mother. I married late, became a father late, but being a Dad is the best thing that ever happened to me...a reward I really don't deserve but will gladly accept.