Category Archives: People Folk

Afi. He was a Fisherman

Afi. He was a Fisherman on Lake Winnipeg. When I think of Afi, I think of catfish, cribbage, children, and Christmas. Afi was all about focusing on priorities. When he faced a pandemic, I suspect that he did what he had always done. He would listen, make decisions, and take action to care for his […]

In Remembrance : Letter to Einar 1918

In Remembrance: Letter to Einar 1918 is to Einar Jóhannsson Stadfeld from his brother Hallgrímur Jóhannsson (Grímur) Stadfeld. It was in Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 22, 1918 during WW1 that these young men prepared for war, trained, competed in sports (those boys from the Riverton area were fast runners), dreamt and thought about home….. […]

Some people buy lots of shoes

Life is a bit tricky and messy right now. In this uncertain time you’ll find me where? …In the kitchen, of course. How about you? Some people buy lots of shoes. I buy fresh fruit and vegetables…… Experiencing and working with what nature provides is my passion. Striving and thriving on massive amounts of three-dimensional […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Let’s celebrate all the amazing women out there who are doing so many things effectively, with generosity and caring everyday in this uncommon time! What do Margréts and Vínarterta have in common? I had a remarkable experience leading an amazing group of women who came together to support a friend by making […]

Gleðilegt sumar! Happy summer!

Gleðilegt sumar! Happy summer! You’ve survived the long hard winter once again and now it’s summer according to the Icelandic calendar. Warm days are tickets to happiness on our mothership móðir jórð (mother earth). As she moves us through this viral time reminiscent of 1876 and 1918 we are humbled and ever hopeful that we […]

The Viking Immigrants Icelandic North Americans

Just think about the dynamic proliferation of our people and culture over the last 150 years! (Not just the Icelanders!) In 1944 Halldór (Dori) Guðjón Jónsson Eastman’s family celebrated his 70th Birthday in Riverton, Manitoba and they could barely fit everyone in the picture. Dori was a toddler when he arrived in Canada. In the […]

As you like it

“And this our life exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brook, sermons in stones, and good in everything”. –    Shakespeare, ‘As You Like It’ Act 2 Scene 1 Forest of Arden I’m at home surrounded by forest. It’s a quiet and beautiful place to be. Yet even town streets […]

Just lean into the crack

‘If you wake up and the day feels broken just lean into the crack.’ – Björk We’re in a different world right now and what we need for ourselves, and others are for us to lean in. We’re not going back. That thing-that-shall-not-be-named has ushered in a massive evolution calling for reset and balance. We’re […]

Remembering on Father’s Day

Slow time. Stop time. Remembering on Father’s Day. Remember when you were so deeply occupied in play that it became your whole world? Remember when you slowed time and breathed in the smell of your Dad when he tickled your ear? Remember when you gave that gift and watched his face as he unwrapped it, […]