Category Archives: EVENTS

KALAALLIT NUNAAT – Looking For A Fix

“Umimmar?” Taken aback by the sudden question, Christian, Uli, and I nodded. Clearly, the man had overheard our conversation. His dark eyes shifted from the front of the store to the back. Stepping closer, he first cleared his throat, then whispered, … Continue reading

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KALAALLIT NUNAAT – Taking Care Of Business

It’s the question no one asked when they heard I’d be camping in the arctic in the summer of 2009. Last April, seven years later, the same topic lay fallow on the fringe of conversations concerning my dogsled trip in Ittoqqortoormiit, East Greenland. It was barely … Continue reading

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VALENTINES DAY IS NOT JUST FOR LOVERS

One homemade heart trimmed in frilly, white lace, One arrow, one promise of a sweet, warm embrace… Once it’s notched, drawn, and trained on his chosen bullseye, Cupid first blows a kiss, and then lets it ~~~ fly ~~~

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KALAALLIT NUNAAT – When Nanor Comes to Visit

There’s something surreal about spotting a row of paw prints the size of cast-iron skillets stamped in the snow thirty feet from where you’ve been sleeping.

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ONCE THE LIGHT IS OUT

I miss you already. Once the light is out and the room is silent, I will miss you even more. “Remember the time…” fills the house already. Once the light is out and the house is silent I will remember you even more…   Like how you … Continue reading

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AN ICON SPEAKS

The sky grows dark. Thunder heralds the approaching storm. The lamplight flickers. A passing dove stops to rest on the icon’s shoulder. “Tell me, friend.” The great lady creaks in the wind. “What’s the news from the outside world?”   The … Continue reading

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ONE HECK OF A MO

Here a Mo, there a Mo, Everywhere a Mo, Mo. If you write or are thinking of writing, November’s got the MO that will invite the muse and ignite inspiration. First, the mother of MOs. The MO that started it all

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