Category Archives: People Folk

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, […]

Iceland’s Pride, Sword and Sheild is a man named Jón

It’s Jón Sigurðsson Birthday on June 17, Iceland National Day. And it’s the 75th Anniversary of Þjóðhátiðardagurinn will be celebrated by Icelanders everywhere. Jón Sigurðsson was the pioneer of the independence movement in the nineteenth century and the Republic of Iceland was established in 1944, on his birthday. It is a perfect time to express […]

Dear Dad,

Dear Dad, I found myself thinking about you today both magnanimously and with thankfulness, how I remember you best. You are legendary, mythological and awe-inspiring, well known and loved just like Vínarterta. And like that notorious cake, renowned for your role as a descendant of Pioneers. You are tidy, technical and tenacious and appreciated for […]