Tag Archives: Halldor Laxness

Killing the Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

Take a rugged, tundra-like landscape greened up with lichen and moss. Lean into the wind. Brace yourself against the gale that blows over an island clad in mist and surrounded by raging seas. Add some geysers, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers and volcanos. Don’t forget … Continue reading

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Taking the Blue Out of Mid-winter

Westcliffe is bone cold. – -15 degrees farenheit this morning – a morning like weeks of others. It is the kind of cold that makes you wish that your fingers were fatter. Gloves don’t quite cut it. My hands are bloodless. I look at … Continue reading

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All Things Are Relative

I think that my dread of the dark days surrounding the winter solstice has been diminished by my years spent living in London. All things are relative. At 39 degrees latitude, Westcliffe has considerably more daylight hours than London which is in line with … Continue reading

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