Days 131-137: the Universe is cracked; the Pandorica will open; Yuletide will fall *

One thing about living overseas: you miss some familiar holidays, and get to celebrate some new ones.  In Iceland, for example there’s no Thanksgiving Day in November.  If you want to eat yourself into a coma, you need to wait for Sprengidagur (“Bursting Day”), which comes in late winter – typically in February or March.… Read More Days 131-137: the Universe is cracked; the Pandorica will open; Yuletide will fall *

Days 105-110: on top of the world

Each fall, Iceland hosts an international conference on issues and opportunities in the far north.  The Arctic Circle Conference brings together an in impressive list of national leaders and diplomats, scientists and academics: this year’s dignitary list included the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson; the President of France, François Hollande; Prince Albert II of… Read More Days 105-110: on top of the world