Tag: Reykjavik

My Trip to the Icelandic Phallological Museum (Otherwise Known As the Penis Museum)

My Trip to the Icelandic Phallological Museum (Otherwise Known As the Penis Museum)
(This is the fourth installment in the 9 Days in Iceland series)  No trip to Iceland is complete without a trip to its most unique museum: The Icelandic Phallological Museum. Or as most people call it, The Penis Museum. The museum lies just off the main shopping drag in downtown Reykjavik. For 1,250 Icelandic kronurs,... Read more »

Finding Peace and Inspiration with a World of Writers at The 2016 Iceland Writers Retreat.

Finding Peace and Inspiration with a World of Writers at The 2016 Iceland Writers Retreat.
(This is the third installment in the 9 Days in Iceland series. All photos by Roman Gerasymenko/Iceland Writers Retreat. Used with permission.) They came from all over the world. More than 100 writers, from Malta, Singapore, Australia, Finland, Canada, South Africa, the United States, and many parts of Europe. Writers looking for inspiration. Peace. Connections. This... Read more »

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 »
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The Best Valentine's Day Gift in the World

The Best Valentine's Day Gift in the World
Yesterday, I published a post about Maggie and Mike, two local Peace Corp workers who fell in love half a world away. It’s a remarkable story about their love and commitment to each other and to making the world a better place. Today, I want to share a different love story for Valentine’s Day. Mine.... 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 »

Wales: Near Chepstow Castle on the Wye River

Wales: Near Chepstow Castle on the Wye River
In 2008, I attended a conference in Iceland titled The Arctic Convoys: A Lifeline Across the Atlantic. I came because my father was a Navy photomate in Iceland during WWII and a number of his photos were on display. At the time, I was finishing up a novel inspired by my father’s experiences in Iceland... Read more »
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