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Join us in Iceland this spring for the Iceland Writers Retreat. Acclaimed travel writer Sara Wheeler talks about IWR.
Check out my story about saying goodbye in this new anthology. Particularly appropriate now as we gear up to soon say farewell to Iceland. But more on that later. . . http://www.amazon.com/Foreign-Service-Companion-Household-Without/dp/1484912365/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368715520&sr=1-1&keywords=Foreign+Service+Companion
Growing up in a small beach community in southern California, my mornings smelled like fog and tasted of sea salt. The ocean, while not visible from my house, was only a handful of blocks away. At ten, we’d ride … Continue reading
Mid week, I worked at Cafe Haiti by the harbor, with a wonderful wintery view. Later, we attended the opening of the Winter Lights Festival with its wild light show. And, finally, today, we celebrated Bolludagur. Buns (cream puffs) for … Continue reading
Today I’m suspended in gray. Ash mostly, a bit of slate, a sprinkling of charcoal. Other days there’s mercury and fog or if I’m lucky silver and gunmetal. Rarely do I glimpse other hues. Cursing under my breath, frustrated with … Continue reading
Waves crashed over the seawall littering the roads with seaweed and stones, rooftops blew off homes forcing the main street to close, and hundreds of bands arrived into Reykjavik ready to rock it. Despite gale force winds blowing straight from … Continue reading
The Foreign Service is full of bloggers, both spouses like me and employees of the Department of State, that chronicle our crazy, nomadic life. The FS bloggers do a regular round-up of posts and, while I’ve participated, I almost never … Continue reading