We've finally arrived in Iceland and settled into an Airbnb apartment in Seltjarnarnes, a few minutes from the city center. It already seems as though we've been gone from Vermont for many weeks, although it's only been just nine days of travel, training, work, and food (!) in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. A tour of Scandinavia … Continue reading Dispatches from Iceland #1: We are an expression of forces
The Icelandic landscape has long held a fascination for me--from my first visit to Reykjavik in the 1970s when I was a young boy through the field course I taught there in 2007. It is a place where the land is most often laid bare, and geologic history is written (and volcanically rewritten) on even the … Continue reading Why Climate Change Matters in Iceland
We look with uncertainty beyond the old choices for clear-cut answers to a softer, more permeable aliveness Anne Hillman 2014 ended with some wild swings of the weather pendulum--each one carrying with it its own seasonality, memories, and sense of place. Late autumn brought an early winter, with temps … Continue reading 2015: A year of intention
The Kjölur Run project has made international news in the Nov. 24th issue of Iceland's largest newspaper, Fréttablaðið! Translated, with more than a little help from Google: Kjölur Run Environmental Advocate Wants to Draw Attention to Global Warming and Raise Scholarships. "I've been teaching and learning about the environment for 20 years. I wanted … Continue reading Kjölur Run Goes International!