Cold War and Peace

Cold War and Peace

What might save us, me, and you Is if the Russians love their children too — Russians by Sting, 1985 Oh shut up Sting. I know, it was a rhetorical rather than literal “what if,” but even 15 year old me, fearing the prospect of Mutually Assured...
Dreaming big and little with Airbnb

Dreaming big and little with Airbnb

My favourite was the treehouse on Whidbey Island. Not just a tiny house in a tree, it had a giant tree growing through the middle of its one octagon-ish room, a bachelor apartment in the sky. My wish list on Airbnb is full of unusual micro dwellings, partly for the...
Quotable Lonely Planet’s Iceland

Quotable Lonely Planet’s Iceland

Some of my favourite bits of my favourite brand of guidebook for my favourite 22-days-away holiday destination: “Immense glaciers and wiggling fjords, unspoiled wilderness areas ripe for exploration, a clean and icy sea where humpback whales surface, roll and...
Why Iceland’s cool

Why Iceland’s cool

The countdown is on: 46 days until my long-delayed vacation to Iceland. And 46 more days of fielding the question “Why Iceland?” It’s become a popular destination — my flight sold out though I’m travelling in shoulder season — but I...
Lines Written After a Visit to Dachau

Lines Written After a Visit to Dachau

To her fair works did Nature link The human soul that through me ran; And much it grieved my heart to think What man has made of man. – William Wordsworth, Lines Written in Early Spring The gates of Dachau What man has made of man In high school, like every...

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