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9 Days in Iceland: The Sky

9 Days in Iceland: The Sky
(This is the second installment in this series)  It is impossible to ignore. There is so much of it. Unobstructed. Always changing. Wherever I went in Iceland I was aware of it. The sheltering sky. The angry sky. The welcoming sky. Hovering over me, it reminded me of my smallness. Encouraged me to consider my... Read more »

9 Days in Iceland: Land of Storytellers

9 Days in Iceland: Land of Storytellers
This is the first post in my 9 Days in Iceland series. Separate from the posts of other countries, the goal of this series is to share my thoughts, impressions, and memories of my third trip to Iceland where I attended my first Iceland Writers Retreat.  Iceland: Land of Storytellers  I have a special connection... Read more »

Norway: Fjords, Vikings, and the Nobel Prize for Peace

Norway: Fjords, Vikings, and the Nobel Prize for Peace
The landscape of Norway is breathtakingly beautiful, its people proud and fiercely independent. For good reason. Known as the land of the midnight sun, Norway is where the first Vikings struck out from and, by stark contrast, where the Nobel Prize for Peace is awarded each year. In 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach the... Read more »
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