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Yin and Yang

It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life. 520 more words


Looking Beyond the Picture

I admire photographers. They’re not very different from magicians, often conjuring illusions of imaginary worlds — blurring the fine lines of reality. And if the camera, was invented a few centuries earlier, it would be interesting to see how would they have fared against thinkers and painters of that time. 271 more words


Exploring Iceland's Golden Circle: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, and Geysers

I’ve been fortunate enough to take several trips with my parents to various locations. When I was growing up, we would take a trip about once a year. 416 more words

Travel As Gen Y

Thank you!

Thanks to all 1000! Come with me in six weeks time to the northern tip of Newfoundland, Iceland and Greenland, ending in London for Brexit. Photos! Thrills! Spills!


A pirate poet could become Iceland's next prime minister—but she says she doesn’t want the job

Since Iceland’s prime minister was forced out of office last week, after the Panama Papers revealed his offshore assets, the anti-establishment Pirate Party has emerged as… 426 more words

Parliamentary Protest Pun

Love this seemingly equivocal protest poster that I screen-grabbed earlier today from the Guardian. In Icelandic “thing” means “assembly,” and the parliament is known as the Althing, or Alþing in the local alphabet. 12 more words

Current Affairs

Following fallout from the Panama Papers, Icelanders want the Pirate Party in power

Iceland is in the midst of a political upheaval. On April 3, the Panama Papers, a trove of leaked documents that expose how many world leaders hide their wealth, revealed that the country’s prime minister and his wife had a secret offshore company. 241 more words