Tag: Volcanoes

Life Among the Volcanoes and Islands of Indonesia

Life Among the Volcanoes and Islands of Indonesia
In March, I spoke to a young Indonesian woman named Hanifa. At the time, she was living with my neighbor’s family as a foreign exchange student. At the end of the summer she returned home to Java. Before meeting Hanifa, I knew little about Indonesia except what the internet provides. That Indonesia is a country is... 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 »