Tag: Denmark

Why Attacking Paris is Personal to Me

Why Attacking Paris is Personal to Me
Because it was Paris, I thought it couldn’t be true. No, I thought. Not there. Not in Paris. I was wrong. Friday night, soulless terrorists inflicted senseless slaughter on the innocent in Paris. Brought death and darkness to the City of Light. Paris. I cannot even say her name without sighing. Without remembering my first view... Read more »

Rockall: 45 Days on the Most Desolate Place on Earth

Rockall: 45 Days on the Most Desolate Place on Earth
Normally, I only use first names here. Not today. Nick Hancock, English Adventurer of the Year 2015, is the famed resident of a strange rock island in the North Atlantic: Rockall. In 2014, Nick lived inside a small pod tethered to Rockall for 45 days. A world record, making him the island’s longest sole human... Read more »

Shakespeare was Wrong: Nothing is Rotten in Denmark

Shakespeare was Wrong: Nothing is Rotten in Denmark
Although there are about 406 islands in Denmark (not including the Faroe Islands and Greenland, which is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark), only about 70 of those islands are populated. But that doesn’t mean “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” as Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet. Far from it. Lying only 101... Read more »
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Greenland: Stark Majesty at the Top of the World

Greenland: Stark Majesty at the Top of the World
Greenland is the largest island in the world. A majestic but severe world that is defined by ice. The Inuit people who live there have twenty-three words for ice. Ice that glows green under the quivering lights of the Aurora Borealis. Ice that shimmers pink in the glow of the midnight sun. Ice that contains... Read more »

Iceland: Winter is Coming

Iceland: Winter is Coming
  It was eight degrees in Chicago when I started writing this post. How appropriate to be writing of Iceland. Winter is coming. A Special Connection  My love affair with Iceland started long before the popularity of Game of Thrones. It is a very personal connection. I have my father to thank for that. During WWII,... Read more »