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Red Christmas, Ergo White Easter: Snjóflóð 2017 Posted by on Feb 28, 2017

When Snjóflóð 2017 (“avalanche”) hit Reykjavik this past weekend, I started to think about a blog I’d prepared but not published this past December. And I decided to resurrect it from the pile. The weekend felt odd to me – like the snow had come too late. And then I remembered the Icelandic saying, rauð…

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A Gray and Hairy Handful of Stories About Drangey, While on Haitus in the North Of Iceland Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

Yesterday, I headed up to Sauðárkrókur, the biggest small-town in all of Iceland, with a population of around 2,000. I came here because I’ve found that I’m at my best after a respite from work – or, rather, I find that I work best when I am away from home to work. The quiet up…

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Escaping the Mid-Winter Doldrums with the Winter Lights Festival Posted by on Feb 8, 2017

So, here in Reykjavik, we just blew through the Winter Lights Festival (simply, Winter Festival vetrarhátið). Unfortunately, I was a bit under the weather and wasn’t able to make it to many events, and, apart from large-scale displays in the city itself and a tour of the arboretum/botanical gardens, I don’t have much to share…

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