Tag Archives: Greenland

WHAT THE ICEBERG SAID

Bold. Blue. Megalithic.  To think I might have begun as a whispered word on an ancient’s breath,a droplet in the spray of a neolithic sneeze, the spatter in a sputtered warning, “Run!”a single snowflake spit from a cloud, delivered on … Continue reading

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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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KALAALLIT NUNAAT – Pure Perfection

A blank page waves from a single flag pole propped in the vast subcortical network of my mental workspace. When I zero in on it, a hint of color leaches through, teasing me with thoughts of surrendering to the barrage of images suddenly cascading from above. But I’m … Continue reading

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ICELANDIC ANTIPASTI

  Once I’d heard The Calling, answered it, and set the intention of being so overjoyed with the experience of a four-day dogsled trip in Green-land that I would do it again in a heart-beat, the fear of my eyeballs freezing in their sockets while I … Continue reading

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AMUSE-BOUCHE

In the world of fine cuisine, amuse-bouche translates as something to amuse the mouth. It’s a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre that tickles your taste buds awake and leaves your tongue salivating for the next course. Although this waddle of penguins may not leave you … Continue reading

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SERMERSSUAQ UKARPALUGPOQ-An Earth Day Tribute

She weeps. She cries. She howls. She sighs at man’s inability to use his knowledge wisely. Sermerssuaq The Big Ice Greenland’s ice cap. Tropical blue melt-water lakes the size of small countries rest upon Mother Earth’s head. Creaking from their weight,

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SCALE

Every Friday the folks at The Daily Post generate a themed photo challenge. This week’s ‘SCALE’ took me back to a trip we made in the summer of 2009 to the Ilulissat Ice Fjord in Greenland. To know that these ancient mountains of … Continue reading

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If

If no one sees my tears, Does it mean I do not cry?

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WHAT IF?

I came across a poem the other day and I just can’t get it outta’ my head, so I’ve decided to share it with you today. The words are by ~ Ganga White and the photos by yours truly, unless otherwise noted… … Continue reading

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HE KNOWS WHEN YOU’VE BEEN NAUTICAL OR NICE

Sure enough—he was the real deal. And who did he think he was fooling with those shades? Certainly, not me. Incognito on a wind still summer’s afternoon—that’s what he was—a living, breathing, incognito San Francisco treat. But a cable car … Continue reading

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